Table of contents for Twentieth-century attitudes : literary powers in uncertain times / Brooke Allen.

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Acknowledgments                                               vii
Preface                                                        ix
The Voice of a New Century: Colette                         3
A Socialist Rivalry: H. G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw   21
Edith Wharton and the Rejection of Tradition                  31
The Cult of Victimhood: Virginia Woolf and Modem
   Feminism                                                   46
The Elusive Henry Green                                       62
Evelyn Waugh-with All the Warts                               76
The Mitford Girls                                             89
Sylvia Townsend Warner                                       108
Brilliant Frivolity: Christopher Isherwood's Diaries      124
The Many Worlds of Angus Wilson                              131
Carson McCullers: The Story of an Emotional Vampire       147
Backstage at The New Yorker                                  155
Iris Murdoch, Drawing-room Philosopher                       171
The Better James Baldwin                                     183


Saul Bellow on Top                                           198
Cockeyed Optimist: Grace Paley and the Eternal Feminine  211
John Barth: Scheherazade's Exhaustion                        216
Rohinton Mistry: A Butterfly on the Dung Heap          222
Index                                                        230


Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: English literature 20th century History and criticism, American literature 20th century History and criticism