LIST: “The Year’s Developments in Literature,” from The Great Ideas Today 1962

Britannica’s The Great Ideas Today series contains plenty of interesting data that can give you a
sense of which books, authors, and ideas were making an impact on the intellectual discourse at the time. Here’s the bibliography of books discussed in Alfred Kazin’s review of the year’s developments in Literature for 1962. You’ll find some familiar names and several not-so-familiar names.

AUTHOR(S) TITLE PUB INFO
Alvarez, Alfred “Chariot of Light” in New Statesman 3-Nov-61
Amis, Kingsley Take a Girl Like You New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1960
Baker, Dorothy Cassandra at the Wedding. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962
Baldwin, James Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son New York: The Dial Press, 1961
Blake, Patricia and Heward, Max (eds.) “Dissonant Voices in Soviet Literature.” In Partisan Review March-April, 1961
Blechman, Burt How Much? New York: Ivan Obolensky, Inc., 1961
Booth, Philip The Islanders New York: The Viking Press, Inc., 1961
Ciardi, John In the Stoneworks New Brunswick, NJ: Ruthers University Press, 1961
Dugan, Alan Poems New Haven: Yale University Press, 1961
Fiedler, Leslie “Salinger’s Saints” in Partisan Review Winter, 1961
Frost, Robert In the Clearing New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc. 1962
Gardner, Isabella The Looking Glass Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961
Ginsberg, Allen Kadidish and Other Poems San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1961
Greene, Graham A Burnt-Out Case New York: The Viking Press, Inc. 1961
Greene, Graham In Search of a Character: Two African Journals New York: The Viking Press, Inc. 1962
Gregory, Horace Medusa in Gramercy Park New York: The Macmillan Co, 1961
H.D. Helen in Egypt New York: Grove Press, 1961
Heller, Joseph Catch-22 New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1961
Holmes, John The Fortune Teller New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961
Hughes, Langston Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961
Hughes, Richard The Fox in the Attic New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961
Isherwood, Christopher Down There on a Visit New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1962
Jacobson, Dan “On Colin MacInnes” in New Statesman September, 1961
Jarrell, Randall A Sad Heart at the Supermarket New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1962
Jones, David In Parenthesis New York: The Chilmark Press, 1962
Leavis, F.R. “The Significance of C.P. Snow” in The Spectator 9-Mar-62
Lewis, Oscar The Children of Sanchez New York: Random House, 1961
Lowell, Robert Imitations New York : Farra, Strau & Cudahy, Inc., 1961
McCullers, Carson Clock Without Hands Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1961
MacDiarmid, Hugh Collected Poems New York: The Macmillan Co., 1962
Malamud, Bernard A New Life New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, Inc., 1961
Miller, Henry Tropic of Cancer New York: Grove Press, 1961
Murdoch, Iris A Severed Head New York: The Viking Press, Inc. 1961
Olsen, Tillie Tell Me a Riddle Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1961
Percy, Walker The Moviegoer New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961
Powell, Anthony A Dance to the Music of Time New York: Charles Scirbner’s Sons, 1962
Pritchett, V.S. “Review of Leslie Fiedler” in New Statesman 27-Jan-61
Pritchett, V.S. When My Girl Comes Home New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1962
Renault, Mary The Bull from the Sea New York: Pantheon Books, Inc., 1962
Rexroth, Kenneth Assays Norfolk, New Directions, 1962
Salinger, J.D. Franny and Zooey Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1961
Sartre, Jean-Paul The Condemned of Altona New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961
Sigal, Clancy Going Away Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962
Spark, Muriel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1961
Stratford, Philip “Unlocking the Potting Shed” in Kenyon Review Winter, 1962
Tertz, Abram On Socialist Realism New York: Pantheon Books, Inc., 1961
Toynbee, Philip “Old Lamps for Old” in Encounter March, 1962
Tyan, Kenneth Curtains New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1961
Waugh, Evelyn The End of the Battle Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1962
White, Patrick Riders in the Chariot New York: The Viking Press, Inc. 1961
Wilbur, Richard Advice to a Prophet New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1961
Wilson, Edmund Patriotic Gore New York: Oxford University Press, 1962
Winston, Clara The Hours Together Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1961
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