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2,716 words, approx. 10 pages
In the following essay, Marsh considers the distinctive, idiosyncratic style of Huneker's literary criticism. With a frankness that is altogether praiseworthy, James Huneker has affixed to his ... Read more
2,493 words, approx. 9 pages
In the following essay, Fay focuses on Huneker's reviews of works by such French authors as Gustave Flaubert. Several years ago I attempted a study of American criticism of French literature. I... Read more
2,230 words, approx. 8 pages
An American educator, historian, and literary critic, Cargill edited critical editions of the works of such major American authors as Henry James, Frank Norris, Walt Whitman, and Thomas Wolfe. In the ... Read more
1,593 words, approx. 6 pages
An American critic and educator, Glicksberg has written widely on American literature. In the following essay, he criticizes Huneker for not developing a theory of aesthetics upon which to base opinio... Read more
4,998 words, approx. 17 pages
In the following essay, Schwab surveys Huneker's critical writings on American authors, including Walt Whitman, Henry James, and Theodore Dreiser. American critics and literary historians have ... Read more
3,401 words, approx. 12 pages
In the following essay, Rottenberg assesses the short stories by Huneker collected in the volumes Melomaniacs, Visionaries, and Bedouins. In 1964 Painted Veils, The only novel which Huneker ever wrote... Read more
4,756 words, approx. 16 pages
In the following essay, Frank commends Huneker for his devotion to the arts and intuition about significant artists. For the first two decades of this century, James Huneker was probably America... Read more
7,420 words, approx. 25 pages
In the following essay, Karlen contemplates Huneker's drift into obscurity following his death and expresses the need to resurrect Huneker's reputation. If you could resurrect a few writ... Read more
2,863 words, approx. 10 pages
In the following essay, Cohen discusses the merit and notoriety of Painted Veils. "The other day Huneker came into my office with the ms. of his novel," wrote H. L. Mencken in 1919 about... Read more
6,950 words, approx. 24 pages
In the following essay, Lipman details Huneker's writings about music. Imagine a small child, said by some to be musically precocious, sitting at a Steinway grand piano more than forty years ag... Read more
2,311 words, approx. 8 pages
The following essay addresses Huneker's preeminence as a literary critic. Brilliancy, it seems, begets brilliancy. The scintillant genius of James Huneker provokes pyrotechnics on the part of h... Read more
895 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following essay, Sherren's appraisal of Huneker's Ivory Apes and Peacocks is influenced by Great Britain's conflict with Germany during World War I. Not a ripple from the E... Read more
9,315 words, approx. 32 pages
Mencken was one of the most influential figures in American literature from the First World War until the early years of the Great Depression. His strongly individualistic, irreverent outlook on life ... Read more
3,151 words, approx. 11 pages
In the following essay, Clarke delineates Huneker's Gaelic background and interest in Irish writers. No loss to literature, above all to American literature in recent years compares to the void... Read more
1,715 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following essay, Gilman stresses Huneker's role in introducing new artistic movements to the American public. "And now when the Great Moon had come, Steeplejack touched the tip of... Read more
7,541 words, approx. 26 pages
In the following essay, De Mille profiles Huneker as a gifted literary critic who introduced many important European authors to North American readers. I Every now and then some criticaster, of the so... Read more
1,050 words, approx. 4 pages
Hicks was an American literary critic whose famous study The Great Tradition: An Interpretation of American Literature since the Civil War (1933) established him as the foremost advocate of Marxist cr... Read more
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An American critic and biographer, Brooks is noted chiefly for his studies of such writers as Mark Twain, Henry James, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and for his influential commentary on the history of Ame... Read more