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The Novel and the Imperial Self

Preoccupation with the state of the novel was until about 10 years ago one of the major bores of American criticism. From the early 1950's well into the 60's, it was scarcely possible to get through a month without reading as a rule in the Sunday book review supplements or the editorial page of Life . . .

John W. Aldridge

John W. Aldridge (1922-2007) was an American writer, literary critic, teacher and scholar. He was a professor of English at the University of Michigan, director of the Hopwood Program, USIA Special Ambassador to Germany and an esteemed literary...

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