Outsider at the Heart of Things: Essays

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University of Illinois Press, 1989 - Literary Criticism - 287 pages
 

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Contents

Notes on the Criticism of Herbert Read
13
Politikon
34
The Discipline of Humanism
74
Psyche in the South
84
Chaos Is Come Again
105
The Enabling Act of Criticism
120
The Undergraduate Writer as Writer
126
The State of American Writing
138
A Citation
161
Emily Dickinsons Notation
178
Introduction to American Short Novels
189
Religious Poetry in the United States
211
Afterword to The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales
223
A Poetics for Infatuation
241
Dactyls and all
260
Introduction to the Collected Novels of Conrad Aiken
274

The Substance That Prevails
148

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