Stephen Fender, 19 January 1989
Show More Landscape and Written Expression in Revolutionary America: The world turned upside down by Robert Lawson-Peebles.
Cambridge, 384 pp., £35, March 1988, 0 521 34647 9Show More
Mark Twain’s Letters. Vol. I: 1853-1866 edited by Edgar Marquess Branch, Michael Frank and Kenneth Sanderson.
California, 616 pp., $35, May 1988, 0 520 03668 9Show More
A Writer’s America: Landscape in Literature by Alfred Kazin.
Thames and Hudson, 240 pp., £15.95, September 1988, 0 500 01424 8Show More
“... economic and social, as well as physical, hazards. For most of the writers represented in Lawson-Peebles’s study, too, the confrontation posed problems of style. Only in Kazin’s wide survey are American writers at ease in their surroundings. A common response to the unexpected is a retreat to a hardened form of the familiar. Faced with landscapes ...”