anthony arthur presents eight literary feuds in chronological order mark twain and bret harte ernest hemingway and gertrude stein sinclair lewis and theodore dreiser edmund wilson and vladimir nabokov c p snow and f r leavis lillian hellman and mary mccarthy truman capote and gore vidal and tom wolfe and john updike

in these eight profiles of quarrels between famous authors anthony arthur draws on a lifetime of reading and teaching their works to describe the feuds as lively duels of strong personalities going beyond mere gossip he provides insights into the issues that provoked the quarrels soviet communism world war ii and the natural tension between the critical and the creative temperaments among them

anthony arthur x27 s polished and scholarly accounts of eight famous literary feuds beginning with mark twain and bret harte and ending with tom wolfe and john updike come across as fairly expressed and finely observed

too arthur might have produced a more provocative work had he included more obscure writers and contemporary mud slingers like curtis white dale peck and francine prose still for literary enthusiasts an amusing compendium of the vitriol and ego for which our most enduring writers somehow set aside the time

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in these eight profiles of quarrels between famous authors anthony arthur draws on a lifetime of reading and teaching their works to describe the feuds as lively duels of strong personalities going beyond mere gossip he provides insights into the issues that provoked the quarrels soviet communism world war ii and the natural tension between the critical and the creative temperaments among them

literary feuds by anthony arthur publication date 2002 topics literary quarrels united states history american literature history and criticism authors american biography publisher internet archive books scanned in china

according to anthony arthur in his literary feuds dreiser congratulated lewis but lewis responded with a quot sneer quot and then during the meal quot fondled a bottle by the neck and muttered how he x27 d like to break it over dreiser x27 s head quot lewis was asked to give an impromptu speech but refused standing up and saying quot i feel disinclined to say anything in the presence of the man who stole 3 000 words from my wife x27 s book and before two sage critics who publicly lamented my

anthony arthur st martin x27 s press thomas dunne books fascinating feuds between famous writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries including ernest hemingway vs gertrude stein edmund wilson and vladimir nabokov and tom wolfe and john updike

richard anthony arthur january 20 1937 december 15 2009 was an american author and educator educated in pennsylvania and later california arthur spent three years in the us army before becoming a journalist in arizona he returned to education and completed an ma in english at penn state university and in 1970 completed his phd in english

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in these eight profiles of quarrels between famous authors anthony arthur draws on a lifetime of reading and teaching their works to describe the feuds as lively duels of strong personalities going beyond mere gossip he provides insights into the issues that provoked the quarrels soviet communism world war ii and the natural tension between the critical and the creative temperaments among them

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literary feuds anthony arthur applies a fine formulaic approach to his subjects he introduces them some better than others deduces the catalyst for their quarrel and shares a few fun bon mots along the way it x27 s an interesting subject the main problem is that a little us weekly would have gone a long way to making the book more

anthony arthur presents eight literary feuds in chronological order mark twain and bret harte ernest hemingway and gertrude stein sinclair lewis and theodore dreiser edmund wilson and vladimir nabokov c p snow and f r leavis lillian hellman and mary mccarthy truman capote and gore vidal and tom wolfe and john updike

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in these eight profiles of quarrels between famous authors anthony arthur draws on a lifetime of reading and teaching their works to describe the feuds as lively duels of strong personalities going beyond mere gossip he provides insights into the issues that provoked the quarrels soviet communism world war ii and the natural tension between the critical and the creative temperaments among them

literary feuds a century of celebrated quarrels from mark twain to tom wolfe thomas dunne books new york ny 2002 with john broesamle clashes of will great confrontations that have shaped modern america pearson longman new york ny 2005 revised edition published as twelve great clashes that shaped modern america 2006

get this from a library literary feuds a century of celebrated quarrels from mark twain to tom wolfe anthony arthur profiles eight rivalries between famous writers that offer insight into the means they resorted to in order to defame and compromise each other such as the tensions between gore vidal and truman

that is resplendently at their conniving back stabbing vainglorious best anthony arthur x27 s polished and scholarly accounts of eight famous literary feuds beginning with mark twain and bret harte and ending with tom wolfe and john updike come across as fairly expressed and finely observed

literary feuds arthur anthony john updike 350 00 item number 5767 new york st martins press 2002 first edition octavo original cloth inscribed by the author on the half title page quot for john updike with admiration anthony arthur quot fine in a fine dust jacket

signed to gore vidal with his bookstamp association copy arthur anthony literary feuds a century of celebrated quarrels from mark twain to tom wolfe first edition 2002 book and dust jacket are both in very good condition book is inscribed on the half title page quot for gore vidal with respects anthony arthur quot

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a former fulbright scholar anthony arthur is the author of literary feuds a century of celebrated quarrels from mark twain to tom wolfe additionally he has written deliverance at los baños and the bushmasters both narrative histories of world war ii and the tailor king the rise and fall of the anabaptist kingdom of münster

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