William Dean Howells


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Noun1.William Dean Howells - United States writer and editor (1837-1920)William Dean Howells - United States writer and editor (1837-1920)
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As he moved into more respectable venues in the 1870s, especially through the promotion of William Dean Howells in the Atlantic Monthly, Mark Twain muddied the hierarchical distinctions between class-appropriate leisure and burgeoning forms of mass entertainment, between uplifting humor and debased laughter, and between the literature of high culture and the passing whim of the merely popular.
Unmolested, Crane's friend and mentor William Dean Howells deadpanned for Harpers in 1896, "We know for the present the force which could remove mountains is pretty much gone out of the world.
Edith Wharron, William Dean Howells, and Joseph Conrad, and he has had
We found that it was the long ago residence of William Dean Howells who lived there from 1873 to 1878, reflecting his substantial contribution to the development of American literature for years and years to come.
The document collection also allows us to recognise the breadth of support the Haymarket Eight received from the likes of Samuel Gompers, President of the American Federation of Labor, District 49 of the rival Knights of Labor, notable socialists and anarchists such as Eleanor Marx and Peter Kropotkin, and literary figures such as William Dean Howells.
discovering in these plays' unloving disposition toward feudal England a kind of anticipation of America; and essays by William Dean Howells, Jane Addams, T.
She seems mystified by the praise of William Dean Howells and other male tastemakers for Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's poetry, for example, and when she meets Phelps in person at a resort in Florida, she is mildly snarky, commenting wryly about Phelps's devotion to dress reform.
The essay itself presents a multi-dimensional view of one of nineteenth-century American literature's premier "realists," the many-sided William Dean Howells.
Horace Traubel edited an entire book devoted to the event, Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman (Philadelphia: David McKay, 1889), containing the addresses that were delivered that night, Whitman's response, and testimonials by letter and wire from many writers, family members, and friends, including John Addington Symonds, William Dean Howells, John Greenleaf Whittier, William Morris, and Mark Twain.
Perhaps Avraham read William Dean Howells who asked writers in America to lean toward "the smiling aspects of life.
William Dean Howells was a friend of Twain's and others he profiled; for the most part, I have been not friend but interlocutor of the almost famous, which carries a less burdensome set of obligations.
In this sense, the Century helped to reinforce the same sentiments expressed by William Dean Howells, whose initial comments on Dunbar's dialect poetry have taken more than a century to unravel.