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John Gross • 98 Items / 13 Books, 39 Articles, 46 Reviews
The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters (1969)
A Study of the Idiosyncratic and the Humane in Modern Literature
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Published Reviews
  1. Books in Review
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    The Literary Life (Review)
    The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters, by John Gross
    1. The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters by John Gross
    Commentary, February 1970, pp. 82-83
  2. Books & Writers
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    Criticizing the Critic (Review)
    The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters, by John Gross
    1. The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters by John Gross
    Encounter, November 1969, pp. 75-87
  3. Books & the Arts
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    Tradition and Some Individual Talents (Review)
    The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters, by John Gross
    1. The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters by John Gross
    The Nation, November 3, 1969, pp. 478-479
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    Endangered tradition (Review)
    The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters, by John Gross
    1. The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters by John Gross
    The New Criterion, March 1993, pp. 76-77
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    English Men of Letters (Review)
    The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters, by John Gross
    1. The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters by John Gross
    The New Republic, January 3, 1970, pp. 30-31
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    Living Off Lit. (Review)
    The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters, by John Gross
    1. The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters by John Gross
    The New York Review of Books, September 11, 1969, pp. 10-13
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    The Soft Middle (Review)
    The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters, by John Gross
    1. The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters by John Gross
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1970, pp. 139-146
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    Briefly Noted (4 Reviews)
    General
    1. Edmond Halley by Colin A. Ronan
    2. The Year of the Whale by Victor Blanchard Scheffer
    3. The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters by John Gross
    4. The Making of the President, 1968 by Theodore H. White
    The New Yorker, September 20, 1969, pp. 182-186