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City Of Words: American Fiction, 1950-1970

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Hardcover, 463 pages
Published 1971 by Harper & Row
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Chriskerr Kerr
Dec 29, 2012 Chriskerr Kerr rated it it was amazing
I found Tanner's essay in the Alderman Library "new arrivals" cart and pounced on it before it disappeared into the stacks. His wonderful, loving survey of the revolutionaries of sixties fiction ratified so much of what I had enjoyed and encouraged me to read more authors with whom I was not familiar. His was the English course I wish I had encountered when I was a first year undergrad sinking to the bottom of the pool. Instead of required courses, I accelerated my departure from college w/ Pync ...more
Catherine Clinch
Mar 14, 2013 Catherine Clinch rated it it was amazing
This is one of the finest books of literary criticism about a period in history that may be the most daring leap into new thinking by American writers. It was a strong influence in my early years as a writer.
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