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The Resource Brander Matthews, Theodore Roosevelt, and the politics of American literature, 1880-1920, Lawrence J. Oliver

Brander Matthews, Theodore Roosevelt, and the politics of American literature, 1880-1920, Lawrence J. Oliver

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Brander Matthews, Theodore Roosevelt, and the politics of American literature, 1880-1920
Title
Brander Matthews, Theodore Roosevelt, and the politics of American literature, 1880-1920
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence J. Oliver
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Professor of dramatic literature at Columbia University from 1892 to 1924, scholar, critic, essayist, playwright, and fiction writer, Brander Matthews (1852-1929) was one of the most prominent and influential American "culture brokers" during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book, the first full-length study of his career, explores the literary politics through which Matthews--often in league with his lifelong friend and ally, Theodore Roosevelt--worked to promote literary and cultural "progressivism" within and beyond the scholarly community. This study also reveals how Matthews, long ignored by scholars of American literary and cultural history, fell into undeserved oblivion. From 1880 to 1920, Matthews wielded enormous power from within the center of the New York literary establishment. Publisher's advisor, New York Times book reviewer, and MLS president, he counted W.D. Howells, Mark Twain, and James Weldon Johnson among his intimate friends. Later Matthews was attacked by the Young Intellectuals as a representative "genteel"--Despite such un-"genteel" behavior as championing Twain and literary realism, denouncing provincialism, and fighting to establish American literature in the academy. Matthews' "progressive" responses to such issues as the "Negro problem" and the "woman question" reveal an ideological conservatism. His career is a vivid reminder that academe was as "political" in 1890 as in 1990
  • Professor of dramatic literature at Columbia University from 1892 to 1924, scholar, critic, essayist, playwright, and fiction writer, Brander Matthews (1852-1929) was one of the most prominent and influential American "culture brokers" during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book, the first full-length study of his career, explores the literary politics through which Matthews--often in league with his lifelong friend and ally, Theodore Roosevelt--worked to promote literary and cultural "progressivism" within and beyond the scholarly community. This study also reveals how Matthews, long ignored by scholars of American literary and cultural history, fell into undeserved oblivion. From 1880 to 1920, Matthews wielded enormous power from within the center of the New York literary establishment. Publisher's advisor, New York Times book reviewer, and MLS president, he counted W.D. Howells, Mark Twain, and James Weldon Johnson among his intimate friends. Later Matthews was attacked by the Young Intellectuals as a representative "genteel"--despite such un-"genteel" behavior as championing Twain and literary realism, denouncing provincialism, and fighting to establish American literature in the academy. Matthews' "progressive" responses to such issues as the "Negro problem" and the "woman question" reveal an ideological conservatism. His career is a vivid reminder that academe was as "political" in 1890 as in 1990
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DLC
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1949-
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Oliver, Lawrence J.
Dewey number
818/.409
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2373
LC item number
.O43 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Matthews, Brander
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Literaturpolitik
  • Geschichte (1880-1920)
  • Literatur
  • Politik
  • USA
Label
Brander Matthews, Theodore Roosevelt, and the politics of American literature, 1880-1920, Lawrence J. Oliver
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-246) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. From "Professional Millionaire" to "Literary Fellow" -- 2. "They Are Not as We Are": Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive View of "Others" -- 3. "Fighting in the Open" for Howells, Twain, and Literary Realism -- 4. "On Deck" with Roosevelt during the Campaign for American Cultural Independence -- 5. Ideological "Snap-Shots" of the New York Metropolis: Matthews's Fiction -- 6. In the Arena with Mencken, Bourne, and the "Juvenile Highbrows."
Control code
24143938
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780870497384
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91024627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1456452
Label
Brander Matthews, Theodore Roosevelt, and the politics of American literature, 1880-1920, Lawrence J. Oliver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. From "Professional Millionaire" to "Literary Fellow" -- 2. "They Are Not as We Are": Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive View of "Others" -- 3. "Fighting in the Open" for Howells, Twain, and Literary Realism -- 4. "On Deck" with Roosevelt during the Campaign for American Cultural Independence -- 5. Ideological "Snap-Shots" of the New York Metropolis: Matthews's Fiction -- 6. In the Arena with Mencken, Bourne, and the "Juvenile Highbrows."
Control code
24143938
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780870497384
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91024627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1456452

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