Gilbert Seldes on An American Tragedy and Dreiser

 

Gilbert Seldes, ‘Mainland’

 

Posted here (downloadable PDF above) are excerpts from Gilbert Seldes, Mainland (New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1936).

Gilbert Seldes (1893-1970) was an American writer and cultural critic. Seldes served as the editor and drama critic of the magazine The Dial.

Seldes’s review in The Nation of Ulysses by James Joyce helped the book become known in the United States. His tenure as editor of The Dial included the publication of T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land in the November 1922 issue.

— posted by Roger W. Smith

   March 2022

2 thoughts on “Gilbert Seldes on An American Tragedy and Dreiser

  1. Thomas Kranidas

    Dear Roger. The Robert Penn Warren essay is remarkably sympathetic for one of the most elegant of the New Critics. The other essays too I remember as important for their time. Powys is pretentious in his style but quite perceptive. Hope you are well. Cheers, Tom.

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