New Republic. 9/9/67, Vol. 157 Issue 11, p23-28. 5p.
SENTIMENTALISM in literature, ABSURD (Philosophy) in literature, AESTHETICS, FAREWELL to Arms, A (Book : Hemingway), NAKED the Dead, The (Book : Mailer), AMERICAN literature, HEMINGWAY, Ernest, 1899-1961, and MAILER, Norman, 1923-2007
Illustrates America's thriving sentimental aesthetic tradition, which the author characterizes as poetics of the absurd. Examination of Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms" and Norman Mailer's "The Naked and the Dead" to argue artistic evolution from the sentimental to the absurd imagination; Nature's sympathy for man's fate in Hemingway; Absurdity of moral displacement in Mailer.
New Republic; 3/31/52, Vol. 126 Issue 13, p22-22, 1/4p
LITERATURE collections, SENTIMENTALISM in literature, SENSITIVITY (Personality trait) in literature, and LITERATURE translations
The article focuses on the book "Beethoven Letters, Journals and Conversation," by Michael Hamburger. It presents an overview of writer Hamburger's contribution to Beethoven literature, which although without sentiment, is considered a valuable collection. The documents themselves have been chosen with great care and an unusual sensitivity. They present a picture of their author which can only be excelled by the most meticulous biographer. It is a welcome relief from the earlier works, which were quite dull readings.