The Shadow Of A Dream And An Imperative Duty by William Dean HowellsThe Shadow Of A Dream And An Imperative Duty by William Dean Howells

The Shadow Of A Dream And An Imperative Duty

byWilliam Dean HowellsEditorEdwin H. Cady

Paperback | January 26, 2004

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These two nouvelles mark Howells' plunge into psychological realism. Their themes-a triangle of tragic agonies with psychological insights intriguingly proto-Freudian, and a drama of miscegenation-are anything but the "smiling", lightweight topics to which Howells has been supposed to have been confined. The maturity both of their art and of their moral insight lends them an impact much deeper and more permanent than that of the shriller, more merely commercial shocking fiction of our day. Edwin H. Cady's introduction places the books in the context of the development of Howells' life, work, art, thought, and sensibility. He helps the reader make immediate contact with the artistic methods and intentions of the author.
William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American novelist, critic, and editor. Both in his own novels and in his critical writing, Howells was a champion of realism in American literature. Howells' critical essays on the works of such realistic European writers as Tolstoy, Zola, and Ibsen helped to mold American taste, and he was a lit...
Title:The Shadow Of A Dream And An Imperative DutyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.54 × 5.34 × 0.72 inPublished:January 26, 2004Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0742534022

ISBN - 13:9780742534025