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Selden Rodman • 196 Items / 115 Reviews, 26 Books, 44 Articles, 11 Poems
Portrait of the Artist as an American (1951)
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    Man & Painter (Review)
    Portrait of the Artist as an American, by Selden Rodman
    1. Portrait of the Artist as an American by Selden Rodman
    The Saturday Review, June 7, 1952, pp. 44-51
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    New Books (14 Reviews)
    Confident and Unconfident Ages
    1. The Confident Years, 1885-1915 by Van Wyck Brooks
    2. Chosen Country by John Dos Passos
    3. Portrait of the Artist as an American by Selden Rodman
    4. Left Bank, Right Bank by Joseph A. Barry
    5. We Fished All Night by Willard Motley
    6. Two Cheers for Democracy by E.M. Forster
    7. The Analytical Concert Guide by Louis L. Biancolli
    8. The Rodgers and Hart Songbook by Richard Rodgers
    9. The Letters of Theodore Roosevelt, Vol. III by Elting E. Morison and Theodore Roosevelt
    10. The Letters of Theodore Roosevelt, Vol. IV by Elting E. Morison and Theodore Roosevelt
    11. Master Plan U.S.A. by John Fischer
    12. Cross-Channel Attack by Gordon Harrison
    13. Washington Command Post: The Operations Division by Ray S. Cline
    14. A Short Walk from the Station by Phyllis McGinley
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1952, pp. 96-99
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    Briefly Noted (16 Reviews)
    1. True Tales of Buried Treasure by Edward Rowe Snow
    2. The Foreign Policy of the United States by Felix Morley
    3. Lord Chesterfield and His World by Samuel Shellabarger
    4. The Reds Take a City by John W. Riley, Jr. and Wilbur Schramm
    5. The Gila by Edwin Corle
    6. The Hawthornes by Vernon Loggins
    7. The Lost Pharoahs by Leonard Cottrell
    8. The Hapsburg Monarchy, 1867-1914 by Arthur J. May
    9. Samuel Butler's Notebooks by Geoffrey Keynes, Brian Hill, and Samuel Butler
    10. Portrait of the Artist as an American by Selden Rodman
    11. Seven Leagues to Paradise by Richard Tregaskis
    12. Sex and the Law by Morris Ploscowe
    13. Katherine Mansfield's Letters to John Middleton Murry, 1913-1922 by John Middleton Murry and Katherine Mansfield
    14. Gertrude Stein: A Biography of Her Work by Donald Sutherland
    15. The ABC of Reading by Ezra Pound
    16. Audubon's Animals by Alice Ford and John James Audubon
    The New Yorker, November 24, 1951, pp. 149-158
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    Art Books for Christmas (29 Reviews)
    Arrest and Movement, by H.A. Groenewegen-Frankfort
    1. Arrest and Movement by H.A. Groenewegen-Frankfort
    2. The Social History of Art by Arnold Hauser
    3. The Dada Painters and Poets by Robert Motherwell
    4. French Painting Between the Past and the Present by Joseph C. Sloane
    5. Revolution and Tradition in Modern American Art by John I.H. Baur
    6. The Painter's Eye by Maurice Grosser
    7. Abstract Painting by Thomas B. Hess
    8. Dictionary of the Arts by Martin L. Wolf
    9. Art Has Many Faces by Katharine Kuh
    10. The Unsophisticated Arts by Barbara Jones
    11. Life's Picture History of Western Man by The Editors
    12. Aspects of Form by Lancelot Law Whyte
    13. Horse and Rider by Geoffrey Grigson
    14. A Cycle of Cathay by William W. Appleton
    15. The Art of Letters by E.R. Hughes and Lu Chi
    16. High Victorian Design by Nikolaus Pevsner
    17. French Cathedrals by Jean Bony, Peter Meyer, and Martin Hurlimann
    18. Romanesque Frescoes by Edgar Waterman Anthony
    19. Piero Della Francesca by Kenneth Clark
    20. Gustave Courbet by Gerstle Mack
    21. The Two Lives of James Jackson Jarves by Francis Steegmuller and James Jackson Jarves
    22. Portrait of the Artist as an American by Selden Rodman
    23. James Ensor by Libby Tannenbaum
    24. Archaic Marble Sculpture from the Acropolis by Humfry Payne and Gerard Mackworth-Young
    25. Greek Terra Cottas by T.B.L. Webster
    26. Audubon's Animals by Alice Ford and John James Audubon
    27. English Drawings at Windsor Castle by A.P. Oppe
    28. Paul Cezanne Sketch Book by Paul Cezanne
    29. Baroque Book Illustration by Philip Hofer
    The New Republic, December 10, 1951, pp. 19-21