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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 2 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
cended the local pride of the Indiana School. His humour bears the same relation toward social things that Mr. Dooley's political vein bears toward national politics. See Book III, Chap. IX. In his generous modesty, Ade has always maintained that George M. Cohan, the many-handed wonder of Yankee-doodle-flag farces and Over there music, was more typically American than he. Cohan is the type of managerplaywright who has his pulse on the moment; he grows rich on local allusion. His Little Johnny Jones (7 November, 1904), George Washington, Jr. (12 February, 1906), Forty-five minutes from Broadway (14 March, 1912), and The man who Owns Broadway (11 October, 1909) have the tang of the street about them. There is a quality to his music which has been brought nearer the psycho-state of a nervous crowd by Irving Berlin, with his jazz noises and his syncopated songs. But as a producer, in the sense that Belasco is a dramatist-producer, Cohan shows a genius more serious. His adaptatio
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
List, 431 Litchfield Academy, 69 Literary diary (Stiles), 447 n. Literary friends and acquaintance, 77, 83 Literary Industries, 196 Literary Prospects of the South, 551 n. Literature and life (Howells), 83 Literature and life (Whipple), 126 Little, James A., 150 Little Book of profitable tales, a, 28 Little Book of Western verse, a, 28 Little Breeches, 53 Little Brown Jug, 516 Little citizens, 420 Little folk lyrics, 52 Little Harry Hughes, 507 Little Johnny Jones, 289 Little Lord Fauntleroy, 16, 290 Little Old log cabin in the Lane, the, 514 Little Old Sod Shanty on My claim, the, 514 Little Peach of Emerald hue, the, 28 Litwisch Staedtel, 605 Lives of the Caesars, 6 Livingston, Robert, 448 Livingstone, Henry, 163, 334 Lloyd, Henry D., 358 Locke, Edward, 282 Locke, John, 227, 228, 263 Locke Amsden, or the schoolmaster, 416 Lockhart, 96 Lockwood, Lieut., 169 Lodge, Henry Cabot, 302, 354, 419 Loeb, James, 491 n.