CRITICAL ENCOUNTERS: Literary Views and Reviews, 1953-1977.
Edition: First printing.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects a quarter-century of essays and reviews by this writer who served as the reviewer and editor for the NY Times, and was a founder of the National Book Critics Circle. Among the authors whose works are discussed is T. S. Eliot, Joyce Carol Oates, Carson McCuller, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, J. D. Salinger, Eudora Welty and more. In addition, she discusses trends in modern literature from the claimed decline in mass markets to the vibrant alternate printing culture, and gives some insight into her own career. Includes a long introduction written for this book. 250 pp.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.