The Urgent West (Original Typescript with Holograph Corrections)

By: Allen, Walter

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Book Condition: Very Good


Original unbound typescript with holograph corrections in a green paper folder. Typescript for The Urgent West (1969). No date, circa 1960s. 9" x 11 1/2." 323 pages. Most of the pages are clean and intact. Back pages numbered 147-196 have are browned with slight chipping on edges. Walter Allen (1911-1995) was an English literary critic and novelist and was part of the Birmingham Group of authors. Although the Birmingham Group was characterized as proletarian in the 1930s, the Birmingham authors were known for their social mobility. Allen's The Urgent West is a critique of the "American dream" as he relates the American novel to American history. In the first half of the book, Allen discusses material success and individualism throughout United States history, two characteristics often associated with the U.S. In the latter half of The Urgent West, Allen examines American literature and talks about notable authors' (such as Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and John Steinbeck) views of the American dream. Extra postage charge.

Title: The Urgent West (Original Typescript with Holograph Corrections)

Author Name: Allen, Walter

Categories: U.S. History, Literature,

Publisher: 0

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Manuscript

Seller ID: 019237

Keywords: English literature. England. Writer. Critique. American dream. American west. Economics. Social mobility. American literature. U.S. history. US history. SG-8.,