Max Eastman in 1941

February 1941
New Republic;2/10/41, Vol. 104 Issue 6, p173
Focuses on writer and editor Max Eastman. Statement that Eastman is has a natural genius for stimulating trains of thought and suggesting ideas in others; Effect of Eastman's writings on young writers; Discussion of the book "Enjoyment of Poetry" that communicated an exhilaration for a lover of lyric verse; Description of the book "The Literary Mind" that, obscured by a premature old-fogeyism, made itself disagreeable at the expense of the boldest and most serious of writers who are carrying on the great tradition of literature; Comparison of Eastman's writings with other writers of his period; Contribution of Eastman to the study of the historical mythology of Marxism; Statement that Eastman shows the inadequacy of the Marxist system; Discussion of the writings of Eastman that make a commentary imaginative, witty, sharp and uncompromising in its adherence to the line of its own conscience.


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