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Moral Agents free pdf In Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers one of contemporary America's leading critics and scholars offers a provocative reassessment of the lives and work of eight influential twentieth- century American writers: Lionel Trilling Dwight Macdonald W.H. Auden William Maxwell Saul Bellow Alfred Kazin Norman Mailer Frank O'Hara Drawing on newly published letters and diaries, Edward Mendelson explores the responses of these writers, very public figures all, to major historical events-among them the rise and fall of fascism, the cold war, the struggles for civil rights and against the Vietnam War, and the sexual revolution-and shows how intensely personal concerns, relating to childhood, religion, status, sex, and money, largely shaped their views. Mendelson's vivid portraits cut to the quick, changing our perceptions of these brilliant, complicated, often deeply troubled men while offering readers a new understanding of their contributions to American intellectual and political life.

About Professor Edward Mendelson

Edward Mendelson is the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and the literary executor of the estate of W.H. Auden. He is the author of Early Auden, Later Auden, and The Things That Matter, essays on Mary Shelley, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf.

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Author : Professor Edward Mendelson
Publisher : NYRB Collections
Data Published : 14 May 2015
ISBN : 1590177762
EAN : 9781590177761
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 216 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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