Fall 1966 • Vol. XXVIII No. 4 Book Reviews |

Comment on “In and Out of Fashion”

Re-Appraisals: Some Commonsense Readings in American Literature by Martin Green. W. W. Norton and Company, $6.00. The Landscape of Nightmare: Studies in the Contemporary American Novel by Jonathan Baumbach. New York University Press, $5.00. "In and out of Fashion" by James Harvey. The Kenyon Review 28, no. 1, 1966. 108–116 pages. The handbill inviting us to a Mighty Fireworks Display, scheduled to explode all over the American literary landscape, came with last January's issue of this Review.1 Exciting, Revolutionary, Major, it says. Brilliant! Incomparable! As a special attraction, Watch Big Reputations Go Up in Flames: Faulkner ("no total shape, no meaning… no substantial, complex experience"), Hawthorne (his ambiguity "is usually a device of caution or carelessness"), Mark Twain ("Huckleberry Finn is a charming children's book… such poverty of meaning"). A demonstration no doubt visible for miles around. The publisher should have distributed a pair of dark glasse

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