A Belated Guest (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)

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Sprache - Englisch

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William Dean Howells' 'A Belated Guest (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)' is a reflective exploration of literary relationships and the tapestry of intellectual society at the close of the 19th century. DigiCat Publishing's carefully reproduced edition of this classic work allows modern readers to delve into Howells' nuanced prose, which deftly combines a rich narrative style with incisive social commentary. The piece stands as both a testament to the cultural milieu that influenced American literature during Howells' era and a personal account of the author's own interactions with literary contemporaries. The narrative is steeped in the context of its time, providing insight into the dynamics and mores of the literary circles that Howells navigated throughout his career.

William Dean Howells, known for his realist fiction and literary criticism, brings forth in this work his vast experience within the literary world. His tenure as editor of The Atlantic Monthly and his role as a literary adviser provided him with intimate knowledge of the challenges and triumphs faced by writers. 'A Belated Guest' emerges from the wellspring of Howells' firsthand experiences, showcasing his intellectual insight and deep respect for the art of literature. His notable influence in the shaping of American literary taste during the late 19th century underscores the relevance of this book not just as a cultural artifact but as an enduring voice from the period.

This edition is ideal for those who appreciate literary history and are drawn to the intersection of biography and literary analysis. 'A Belated Guest' offers readers a window into the friendships and rivalries that influenced the creation and reception of literature in Howells' time. DigiCat's commitment to preserving and sharing classics of world literature ensures that Howells' unique perspective is not lost to history. Whether for scholarly pursuit or personal interest, this book extends a warm invitation to wander the halls of literary past, guided by one of its most perceptive and articulate residents.


About the Author

William Dean Howells (1837–1920) was a pivotal figure in American literature, widely recognized for his contributions as an author, literary critic, and editor. Known for his realist fiction, Howells' writing marked a departure from the romanticism that had dominated the earlier part of the 19th century, advocating instead for literature that depicted ordinary life and the experiences of everyday people. Throughout his career, Howells penned an impressive array of novels, essays, and poems, in addition to his work with influential publications -- including his role as editor of 'The Atlantic Monthly'. His novels, such as 'The Rise of Silas Lapham' and 'A Hazard of New Fortunes', are considered classics, offering insight into the social and moral issues of his time. The book 'A Belated Guest (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)', provides a glimpse into the personal side of Howells, revealing his relationships with other literary figures of the period. His literary style is marked by a gentle satire, and a compassionate, almost documentary attention to character and milieu. As a central member of American literary circles, his legacy is not only in his extensive written work but also in his influence on other writers and his promotion of literary realism in the United States.

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Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 13 Pages

Filesize: 288.0 KB

ISBN: 8596547366393

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