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Party of one

the selectd writings of Clifton Fadiman.

[1st. ed.]

Published by World Pub. Co. in Cleveland .
Written in English.

About the Book

This book is primarily a literary analysis of a number of famous authors and works of fiction. Mr. Fadiman started as a book reviewer, with a stint at the New Yorker. He was considered an enfant terrible for writing scathing reviews of works that were generally accepted as classics. With time he segued into a career as the moderator of the radio quiz show Information Please.

In this work, Fadiman revisits and reassesses the works of Gertrude Stein, Tolstoy, Henry James, and others. He detested Stein and his take down of her was enjoyable to read.

I suspect, this is a book to dip into, reading only Fadiman's take on the authors that interest the reader.

Fadiman's career was an interesting dichotomy. His work was often considered high brow by the hoi polloi, but low brow by the intellectual class. In that way, he couldn't win.


Dewey Decimal Class 814.5
Library of Congress PS3511.A33 A6 1955, PS3511.A33 A6 1955

The Physical Object

Pagination 473 p.
Number of pages 473

ID Numbers

Open Library OL14114471M
Internet Archive partyofone00fadi
LC Control Number 55005284
Library Thing 578236

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