Criticism at the Poles

Kazin, Alfred
October 1942
New Republic;10/19/42, Vol. 107 Issue 16, p492
Focuses on contemporary criticism in an interpretation of modern American prose literature. Preoccupation with the importance and function of literature in society; View that the first modern critics in U.S. had been crusaders against Puritanism and materialism; Criticism into a corner of sociology; Focus on an involuntary fanaticism that characterized Marxist criticism; Difficulty to see new traditionalism in the South; Opinion that modern poet has disclaimed social responsibility.


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