The Frightened Philistines

Farrell, James T.
December 1944
New Republic;12/4/44, Vol. 111 Issue 23, p764
Comments on problems and injustices in book reviewing and book criticism in the U.S. criticizing several American critics. Emphasis on the struggles of artists and thinkers to maintain their freedom and independence; Disfavor of critics to certain writers; Criticisms against literary critics namely, Irving Babbitt, Paul Elmer More, Van Wyck Brooks and J. Donald Adams; Author's criticisms on misrepresentations in book reviewing, petulance and unintelligibility; Expression of morality, social issues and religion in literature; Author's views about writers who fight for their convictions in their writings and published works.


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