A new collection of essays on American writing and criticism about the difference between art and ideology, and how ideology has disfigured the work of some of our best writers. Tuttleton is a critic whose judgments can be trusted. James Seaton, Hudson Review.
James Tuttleton, who died in November 1998, was professor of English at New York University and author of Vital Signs (published by Ivan R. Dee) and of The Novel of Manners in America.
For all of Tuttleton's curmudgeonly conservatism, he is correct in his assertion that literature cannot be reduced to ideology and that the relationship of politics to protest in fiction is nothing if not delicate.--Andrea Barnett "The New York Times "
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