Conversations with Malcolm Cowley

Conversations with Malcolm Cowley

by Thomas Daniel Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878052909

ISBN-13: 9780878052905

Pub. Date: 04/01/1986

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi


This collection of twenty-one unabridged interviews puts us immediately in the company of one of the presiding literary figures of our times. This revered editor, poet, literary historian, and critic encapsulates seven decades of American literature in these conversations that took place between 1942 and 1985.

Full of insights and strong opinions, direct, salty,

Overview


This collection of twenty-one unabridged interviews puts us immediately in the company of one of the presiding literary figures of our times. This revered editor, poet, literary historian, and critic encapsulates seven decades of American literature in these conversations that took place between 1942 and 1985.

Full of insights and strong opinions, direct, salty, Cowley converses candidly with his interviewers about himself and about many subjects and personages that have shaped our national literature in the last century.

Throughout this volume Cowley gives vivid accounts of his close alliances with such widely diverse and individual authors as William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Hart Crane, John Cheever, Jack Kerouac, and Ken Kesey.

From these interviews emerges a literary man who inspires the reader's renewed admiration and gratitude. In the common bond uniting great authors Cowley sees the manifestation of a Republic of Letters with laws, intelligence, and confraternity. These magnificently articulate interviews leave little doubt that Cowley is its elder statesman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878052905
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
04/01/1986
Series:
Literary Conversations Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.96(d)

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