Literary Criticism

2013-07-23 16.45.58Literary Criticism, Travel Sketches, Autobiography

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  • American Literary Centers (from Literature and Life)
  • List of Howells’s Works at Project Gutenberg.
  • Complete Works of W. D. Howells (Project Gutenberg)
  • Complete Project Gutenberg William Dean Howells Literature Essays Includes Contents: Literary Friends and Acquaintances: Biographical — My First Visit to New England –First Impressions of Literary New York –Roundabout to Boston — Literary Boston As I Knew It — Oliver Wendell Holmes — The White Mr. Longfellow — Studies of Lowell — Cambridge Neighbors — A Belated Guest — My Mark Twain. Literature and Life:  Man of Letters in Business — Confessions of a  Summer Colonist — The Young Contributor –Last Days in a Dutch Hotel — Anomalies of theShort Story — Spanish Prisoners of War –American Literary Centers — Standard Household Effect Co. — Notes of a Vanished Summer — Worries of a Winter Walk — Summer Isles of Eden — Wild Flowers of the Asphalt — A Circus in the Suburbs — A She Hamlet — The  Midnight Platoon — The Beach at Rockaway — Sawdust in the Arena — At a Dime Museum –American Literature in Exile — The Horse Show — The Problem of the Summer — Aesthetic New York Fifty-odd Years Ago — From New York intoNew England — The Art of the Adsmith — ThePsychology of Plagiarism — Puritanism inAmerican Fiction — The What and How in Art — Politics in American Authors – Storage — “Floating down the River on the O-hi-o” My Literary Passions: The Bookcase at Home — Goldsmith — Cervantes – Irving — First Fiction and Drama –  Longfellow’s “Spanish Student” – Scott — Lighter Fancies – Pope — Various Preferences — Uncle Tom’s Cabin — Ossian — Shakespeare — Ik Marvel – Dickens — Wordsworth, Lowell, Chaucer — Macaulay — Critics and Reviews — ANon-literary Episode – Thackeray — “LazarilloDe Tormes” — Curtis, Longfellow, Schlegel – Tennyson – Heine — De Quincey, Goethe, Longfellow — George Eliot, Hawthorne, Goethe,  Heine — Charles Reade — Dante — Goldoni, Manzoni, D’azeglio — “Pastor Fido,” “Aminta,” “Romola,” “Yeast,” “Paul Ferroll” –  Erckmann-chatrian, Bjorstjerne Bjornson –Tourguenief, Auerbach — Certain Preferences and Experiences — Valdes, Galdos, Verga, Zola, Trollope, Hardy — Tolstoy.   Criticism and Fiction.
  • Essays and Versions
  • Editor’s Relations with the Young Contributor (from Literature and Life)
  • Modern Italian Poets
  •  My Literary Passions Contents: The Bookcase at Home — Goldsmith –Cervantes — Irving — First Fiction and Drama — Longfellow’s “Spanish Student” — Scott –  Lighter Fancies — Pope — Various Preferences — Uncle Tom’s Cabin — Ossian — Shakespeare  — Ik Marvel — Dickens — Wordsworth, Lowell, Chaucer — Macaulay — Critics and Reviews — A  Non-literary Episode — Thackeray — “Lazarillo De Tormes” — Curtis, Longfellow, Schlegel — Tennyson — Heine — De Quincey, Goethe,Longfellow — George Eliot, Hawthorne, Goethe, Heine — Charles Reade — Dante — Goldoni, Manzoni, D’azeglio — “Pastor Fido,” “Aminta,””Romola,” “Yeast,” “Paul Ferroll” — Erckmann-chatrian, Bjorstjerne Bjornson –Tourguenief, Auerbach — Certain Preferences and Experiences — Valdes, Galdos, Verga, Zola, Trollope, Hardy — Tolstoy.
  • Some Anomalies of the Short Story (from Literature and Life) (from Literature And  Life)
  • “Edward Bellamy,” prefatory sketch from The Blindman’s World and Other Stories (1898)
  • “Mr. Charles W. Chesnutt” (from the University of Virginia)
  • Introduction to Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Lyrics of Lowly Life (1896)
  • On Hawthorne from Literary Friends and Acquaintance (1900)
  • My Mark Twain (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)
  • Excerpts from “Opinions of W. D. Howells,” New York Sun (April 30, 1899) on Kipling’s “The White Man’s Burden”
  • White Mr. Longfellow, the (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)
  • Studies of Lowell (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)
  • “Frank Norris” (from the University of Virginia)
  • On Walt Whitman’s November Boughs from Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 78 (February 1889).
  • Emile Zola

Twain with additional criticism not included in that volume, including his speech at the Nov. 1900 Lotos Club Welcome Home dinner, the introduction to Mark Twain’s Speeches, and his Editor’s Easy Chair reviews of Mark Twain: A Biography and Mark Twain’s

    • Letters. Updated link

My Mark Twain (fromLiterary Friends And Acquaintance)

Modern Italian Poets

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