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Contributions in American Studies #106: Feast of Strangers: Selected Prose and Poetry of Reuel Denney

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Poet, social scientist, and literary essayist, Reuel Denney is best known perhaps as co-author of The Lonely Crowd with David Riesman and Nathan Glaser. These selected essays and poems, edited by Tony Quagliano, span a wide range of topics and more than a half century of American cultural history.

The topics range from international finance to leisure, from Greek mythology to Disney, from American poetry to the great oral tradition of Polynesian poetry. Woven throughout is Denney's fascinating memoir Experience in the World, an autobiographical meditation on America in the twentieth century. This unique collection presents one poet and scholar's encounter with the complexities of American life. American culture, Denney shows us, is the product of the many cultures of the world; it is indeed a Feast of Strangers. This is a work for scholars, students, and other researchers of American literature and culture studies.

Book News Annotation:

American writer Denney (1913-95) is probably best known as a coauthor of The Lonely Crowd. Here are mostly essays and excerpts from books, with a few poems. They include his account of the 1944 founding of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, published articles on contemporary poets, and a semiotic account of animal imagery in history and high and low art.
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Synopsis:

Presents a wide-ranging collection of major essays and poems by American writer Reuel Denney, including an autobiographical reflection on life in America in the twentieth century.

About the Author

REUEL DENNEY was one of the leading analysts of American culture, a scholar, author, teacher, journalist, and poet.TONY QUAGLIANO is Professor of American Culture and Society at the Japan-America Institute in Honolulu.

Table of Contents

Foreword by David Riesman

Editor's Introduction by Tony Quagliano

Experience in the World 1913-1947

Household Words

A Little Learning

For My Girl's Birthday

Shuttle Island--Largo

McSorley's Bar

Excerpt from The Portfolio of Benjamin Latrobe--"When Spelling Bees"

The Invisible Hand

The Battle of Bretton Woods

The Leisure Society

Excerpt from The Portfolio of Benjamin Latrobe--"My Grandfather"

Experience in the World 1947-1961

It's a Wonderful Town

"Wind in the Sycamore"

"A Requiem"

"To an Old Friend"

Feast of Strangers

Feast of Strangers: Varieties of Sociable Experience in America

What the Animals Are Saying about Us

A Tale of Two Studios: Artist Jean Charlot in Walt Disney's Atelier

"Ravenna"

"A Wine For Li Po's Picture"

Excerpt from The Portfolio of Benjamin Latrobe--"Here at Stairways

Experience in the World 1961-1995

Excerpt From "The Animal Cartel"

West

Modernity and Myth

William Carlos Williams

A Portable Pagoda: Asia and America in the Work of Gary Snyder

Merwin and Myth

Hawaiian Heritage

Birdman, Myth, and Technology

"The Laboratory Midnight"

"Portrait of the Old Poet as a Used Car"

"Pele Poem"

Excerpt from The Portfolio of Benjamin Latrobe--"I Dedicate to Benjamin Henry Latrobe"

Works by Reuel Denney

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313300851
Editor:
Quagliano, Tony
Editor:
Denney, Reuel
Introduction by:
Riesman, David
Introduction:
Riesman, David
Editor:
Quagliano, Tony
Editor:
Denney, Reuel
Author:
Quagliano, Tony
Author:
Denney, Reuel
Introduction:
Riesman, David
Publisher:
Praeger
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poets, American
Subject:
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Denney, Reuel
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
"Works by Reuel Denney": p. 237-240.
Series:
Contributions in American studies,
Series Volume:
no. 106
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
1.40 in.

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