American Literary Centers (from Literature and Life) by William Dean Howells

American Literary Centers (from Literature and Life)

byWilliam Dean Howells

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One of the facts which we Americans have a difficulty in making clear to a rather inattentive world outside is that, while we have apparently a literature of our own, we have no literary centre. We have so much literature that from time to time it seems even to us we must have a literary centre. We say to ourselves, with a good deal of logic, Where there is so much smoke there must be some fire, or at least a fireplace. But it is just here that, misled by tradition, and even by history, we deceive ourselves. Really, we have no fireplace for such fire as we have kindled; or, if any one is disposed to deny this, then I say, we have a dozen fireplaces; which is quite as bad, so far as the notion of a literary centre is concerned, if it is not worse.
Title:American Literary Centers (from Literature and Life)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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