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For more than half a century, Malcolm Cowley (1898-1989) cast a long shadow across the landscape of American literary criticism, forming our views of luminaries like Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and Hemingway and enhancing our understanding of dozens of others. A transplanted but long-time New Englander, Cowley focused much of his critical attention on the region's plethora of em ...more
Paperback, 333 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by University Press of New England
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This was a remainder find that supports my belief in wandering bookstores until something jumps out at you. Mr. Cowley writes with New England wit and rigor about earlier writers: Hawthorne, Whitman, Crane, and Conrad Aiken. Aiken was a poet and author whom I had never heard of before but writes this about his childhood:

".....after the desultory early-morning quarrel came the half-stifled scream, and then the sound of his father's voice counting three, and the two loud pistol shots; and he had t
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Malcolm Cowley was an American novelist, poet, literary critic, and journalist. Cowley is also recognized as one of the major literary historians of the twentieth century, and his Exile's Return, is one of the most definitive and widely read chronicles of the 1920s.

Cowley was one of the dozens of creative literary and artistic figures who migrated during the 1920s to Paris and congregated in Montp
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