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A Voice Still HeardSelected Essays of Irving Howe$
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Irving Howe and Nina Howe

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300203660

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300203660.001.0001

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Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Woolf {1994}

Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Woolf {1994}

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(p.335) Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Woolf {1994}
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A Voice Still Heard
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Irving Howe

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0023

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1994 essay “Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Woolf,” in which he claims that Arnold Bennett was sometimes a better writer than Virginia Woolf. Howe begins by discussing the dispute between Bennett and Woolf, with the latter sniping at Bennett's “shopkeeping view of literature.” He then compares the novels of Bennett and Woolf and goes on to praise some of the former's prose, including Anna of the Five Towns, The Old Wives' Tale, Clayhanger, and Riceyman Steps. Howe describes Bennett as having the true novelist's gift.

Keywords:   novels, Irving Howe, Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Woolf, Arnold Bennett, Virginia Woolf, Riceyman Steps

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