Conrad Aiken | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Harry Marten

This literature criticism consists of approximately 15 pages of analysis & critique of Conrad Aiken.
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Critical Essay by Harry Marten

SOURCE: "The Unconquerable Ancestors: 'Mayflower,' 'The Kid,' 'Hallowe'en'," in Studies in the Literary Imagination, Vol. XIII, No. 2, Fall, 1980, pp. 51-62.

In the following essay, Marten looks at three of Aiken's poems written in the 1940s after the poet had returned to the U.S. from England and contends that through these poems Aiken succeeded in "rediscovering" and accepting his connections with his homeland and his past.

"Do you really feel at home here?"1 For years Conrad Aiken faced this discomforting question as an American living in Rye, England. But when war in Europe compelled his return to America in 1939, the question, turning suddenly inside-out, became even more disconcerting. Was Aiken at home as an American in America after years abroad? As he tells it, what steered...

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