Stephen Fender, 3 April 1980
Show More The London Yankees: Portraits of American Writers and Artists in England, 1894-1914 by Stanley Weintraub.
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The Americans: Fifty Letters from America on our Life and Times by Alistair Cooke.
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“... to America, which has been fashionable ever since Stephen Spender’s Love-Hate Relations. Philip Toynbee, in the Observer, came right out with it: ‘by now it is hard to see any reason why an American writer or artist should wish to settle either in Paris or London.’ Then, of course, it was another matter. James, Whistler, Sargent, Mark Twain, Bret ...”