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George Babbitt (Bloom's Literary Criticism)

George Babbitt (Bloom's Literary Criticism)

by Harold Bloom (Editor)

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Gr 10 Up-Collections of analyses of major American literary characters. Both books begin with an introduction and offer essays by contributors with impressive credentials. Babbitt includes Dick Wagenaar's "The Knight and the Pioneer: Europe and America and the Fiction of Sinclair Lewis," H.L. Mencken's "Portrait of an American Citizen," and Gore Vidal's "The Romance of Sinclair Lewis." Gatsby includes Roger Lathbury's "Money, Love, and Aspiration in The Great Gatsby," Thomas H. Pauly's "Gatsby as Gangster," and Edwin S. Fussell's "Fitzgerald's Brave New World." Most of the essays conclude with notes or references that give additional reading possibilities. Each book also has a two-page character profile, a detailed index, and a bibliography that lists titles from a range of years. The writing style in each title is sophisticated and complex. Good choices for serious literature students.-Beth Jones, Shelby County High School, Shelbyville, KY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
Bloom's Major Literary Characters Series
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

Meet the Author

One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom¿s books ¿ about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature ¿ are as erudite as they are accessible.

Brief Biography

New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
July 11, 1930
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

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