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The Resource The Americanist, Daniel Aaron

The Americanist, Daniel Aaron

Label
The Americanist
Title
The Americanist
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Aaron
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Americanist is author and critic Daniel Aaron's anthem to nearly a century of public and private life in America and abroad. Aaron, who is widely regarded as one of the founders of American Studies, graduated from the University of Michigan, received his Ph.D. from Harvard, and taught for over three decades each at Smith College and Harvard." "Aaron writes with unsentimental nostalgia about his childhood in Los Angeles and Chicago and his later academic career, which took him around the globe, often in the role of America's accidental yet impartial critic. When Walt Whitman, whom Aaron frequently cites as a touchstone, wrote, "I am large, I contain multitudes," he could have been describing Daniel Aaron - the consummate erudite and Renaissance individual whose allegiance to the truth always outweighs mere partisan loyalty." "Not only should Aaron's book stand as a resplendent and summative work from one of the finest thinkers of the last hundred years, it also succeeds on its own as a first-rate piece of literature, on a par with the writings of any of its subjects. The Americanist is a veritable Who's Who of twentieth-century writers Aaron interviewed, interacted with, or otherwise encountered throughout his life: Ralph Ellison, Robert Frost, Lillian Hellman, Richard Hofstadter, Alfred Kazin, Sinclair Lewis, Malcolm Muggeridge, John Crowe Ransom, Upton Sinclair, Edmund Wilson, Leonard Woolf, and W. B. Yeats, to name only a few." "Aaron's frank and personal observations of these literary lights make for lively reading. As well, scattered throughout The Americanist are illuminating portraits of American presidents living and passed - miniature masterworks of astute political observation that offer fresh approaches to well-trod subjects."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1912-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aaron, Daniel
Dewey number
973.072/02
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E175.5.A15
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historiography
  • Presidents
  • Critics
  • American literature
  • Historians
  • Aaron, Daniel
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The Americanist, Daniel Aaron
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
71004054
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780472115778
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006025450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)71004054
Label
The Americanist, Daniel Aaron
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
71004054
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780472115778
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006025450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)71004054

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