Cities and Men 1927 by Ludwig Lewisohn ~ First Edition ~ Culture & Barbarism ~ Literary Essays ~ thoughts on Vienna, Berlin, and Venice


Title: Cities and Men

Author: Ludwig Lewisohn

Description: Stated First Edition. High gloss, black cloth boards stamped in gilt. Red topstain. Patterned endpapers. Light pencil price on flyleaf. Dust jacket smudged; spine a bit darkened; tail shows light chipping and a light dampstain; a couple short closed tears to bottom edge of front panel; not price clipped ($2.50). DJ in clear archival sleeve. 273, plus [4] pp. ads. 7.75 x 5.5 inches.

After an introduction on Culture and Barbarism, Lewisohn discusses men under the headings of Englishmen, Americans, Germans, Frenchmen, Jews, analyzing and appraising such literary figures as Hazlett, George Saintsbury, Santayana, William Ellery Leonard, Thomas Mann, Rilke, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Heine, George Brandes, and Martin Buber. He then provides commentary on a few cities, including Vienna, Berlin, and Venice.

Ludwig Lewisohn (1882-1955) was a German-Jewish author and literary critic and editor for The Nation. He immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1890 and was one of the founding faculty members at Brandeis University when it was established in 1948.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Place: New York
Year: 1927

Keywords: literary criticism, essays,

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