Republic of Words: The Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers, 1857–1925
Susan GoodmanE-book: $24.99
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Taking her cue from editors such as William Dean Howells, who ‘knew that books lived as much on author’s personalities as on their contents’, Goodman’s own book, with its Dickensian array of characters, stands out amid drier studies of the same milieu.
--Times Literary Supplement
Goodman delivers an admirably concise but textured examination of one of the nation’s leading intellectual magazines. . . . Melding textual analyses with biographical and historical background, the author provides something of a microcosmic look at the writing of an astonishing number of literary luminaries who graced the publication’s pages. . . . Highly recommended.
An erudite, elegant and deeply fascinating look behind the scenes at the group of extraordinary writers who published in Atlantic Monthly. A wonderful-and brilliantly structured-book that will bring fresh insights to scholars and lay readers, alike.
--Miranda Seymour, author of Ring of Conspirators: Henry James and His Literary Circle
SUSAN GOODMAN is a professor of English and the H. Fletcher Brown Chair of Humanities at the University of Delaware. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of grants from the NEH and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is the author of six previous books, including biographies of Edith Wharton and William Dean Howells.