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Excerpt from William Dean-Howells: A Study of the Achievement, of a Literary Artist
I AM setting out upon an interpretation of the work of William Dean Howells with incidental reference to the Briti'sh literary superstition because that superstition has left his art an nu heeded glory of our country. The literary art of Howells is no less precious a portion of our national patrimony than Harvard or the Mis sissippi and it is time we regarded him, there fore, as something more than a successful writer. This must seem an extravagant way of speaking to those only among our people who are under the spell of what the French call arrivism, the worship of material suc.
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publisher: Forgotten Books (April 30, 2017)
isbn: 133168384X, 978-1331683841,
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