This is a collection of literary criticism by the late Stanley Kauffmann (1916-2013). Kauffmann’s creative life spanned seven decades: starting in 1940 and continuing until the end of his life, he was a literary, film, and theater critic for The New Republic, The New York Times, and Saturday Review, among other publications. He was also a novelist, actor, stage manager, playwright, professor, and editor. One of the most potent, influential critics included in the New York school of twentieth-century American criticism, Kauffmann was once called (by the Los Angeles Times) “the Dean Swift of our country’s criticism,” and Susan Sontag proclaimed him “one of our national treasures.”
With style and erudition Kauffmann discusses books by the following authors (among others) in The Book Critic: D. H. Lawrence, Katherine Anne Porter, Truman Capote, Mark Twain, Doris Lessing, Joyce Carol Oates, Ernest Hemingway, Jorge Semprun, Christopher Isherwood, Evelyn Waugh, Bernard Shaw, James Baldwin, John Updike, Kate Chopin, James Joyce, Marguerite Duras, Alain Robbe-Grillet, William Styron, Julio Cortázar, Norman Mailer, Jerzy Kosinski, Knut Hamsun, E. L. Doctorow, Saul Bellow, Peter Handke, Alberto Moravia, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Also included in The Book Critic: Stanley Kauffmann on Literature & Letters are essays on the literature of the early sixties, the subsidization of the arts, greatness as a literary standard, and literary translation.
These essays and reviews were selected from the period 1940-2002 of Kauffmann’s career on the basis of their subjects’ international as well as national (American) representativeness, and with the idea in mind of creating a balance between prominent authors and those less prominent or (at the time) relatively early in their careers.
|Imprint||Glasstree Academic Publishing|
|Copyright||2017, R. J. Cardullo|
|Copyright License||Standard Copyright License|
|Product Details||8.27 x 11.69 Standard Mono Matte Perfect Bound|
|Page Count||255 pages|
|Type of Publication||Collected works|
|Keywords||Literary criticism, Comparative literature, Novels & short stories, Literary translation, World literature|