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The Americanist /
Daniel Aaron.
imprint
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2007.
description
199 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0472115774 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780472115778 (cloth : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2007.
isbn
0472115774 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780472115778 (cloth : alk. paper)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
6112494
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2007-11-01:
Also author of the excellent Writers on the Left (1961) and The Unwritten War (CH, Feb'74), Aaron (emer., English and American literature, Harvard), the "Americanist" of the title, describes himself as "a type of native son neither estranged from the collective American family nor unreservedly clasped to its bosom." The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, Aaron was among the first to earn a PhD in Harvard's American civilization program; he went on to teach for many years not only at Harvard but also at Smith College and abroad in Austria, Finland, Poland, Uruguay, and China. In lucid, unpretentious prose, Aaron recounts the growth of his Americanism in the antifascism of the 1930s, the anti-McCarthyism of the 1950s, and the social unrest of the 1960s. His reflections include his encounters with a wide range of literary figures: Theodore Roethke, W. H. Auden, Robert Frost, Katherine Anne Porter, Truman Capote, Richard Wright, Edmund Wilson, Mary McCarthy, Irving Howe, et al. This is not only compelling memoir; it is a fine meditation on what it means to know America and to be American. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty; general readers. G. Grieve-Carlson Lebanon Valley College
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Summaries
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Java method "static ca.utoronto.library.utl.bowker.Annotation_TypeMap.getAnnotationType(String)" threw an exception; see cause exception in the Java stack trace.

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FTL stack trace ("~" means nesting-related):
	- Failed at: ${AnnotationTypes.getAnnotationType(s...  [in template "WEB-INF/details/look_inside/summaries.ftl" at line 5, column 54]
	- Reached through: #include "look_inside/summaries.ftl"  [in template "WEB-INF/details/details_look_inside.ftl" at line 24, column 25]
	- Reached through: #include "details/details_look_inside...  [in template "WEB-INF/details.ftl" at line 325, column 41]
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Java stack trace (for programmers):
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freemarker.core._TemplateModelException: [... Exception message was already printed; see it above ...]
	at freemarker.ext.beans._MethodUtil.newInvocationTemplateModelException(_MethodUtil.java:311)
	at freemarker.ext.beans._MethodUtil.newInvocationTemplateModelException(_MethodUtil.java:275)
	at freemarker.ext.beans.SimpleMethodModel.exec(SimpleMethodModel.java:80)
	at freemarker.core.MethodCall._eval(MethodCall.java:62)
	at freemarker.core.Expression.eval(Expression.java:78)
	at freemarker.core.Dot._eval(Dot.java:38)
	at freemarker.core.Expression.eval(Expression.java:78)
	at freemarker.core.DefaultToExpression._eval(DefaultToExpression.java:80)
	at freemarker.core.Expression.eval(Expression.java:78)
	at freemarker.core.Expression.evalAndCoerceToString(Expression.java:82)
	at freemarker.core.DollarVariable.accept(DollarVariable.java:41)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:324)
	at freemarker.core.MixedContent.accept(MixedContent.java:54)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visitByHiddingParent(Environment.java:345)
	at freemarker.core.IteratorBlock$IterationContext.executeNestedBlockInner(IteratorBlock.java:240)
	at freemarker.core.IteratorBlock$IterationContext.executeNestedBlock(IteratorBlock.java:220)
	at freemarker.core.IteratorBlock$IterationContext.accept(IteratorBlock.java:194)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visitIteratorBlock(Environment.java:572)
	at freemarker.core.IteratorBlock.acceptWithResult(IteratorBlock.java:78)
	at freemarker.core.IteratorBlock.accept(IteratorBlock.java:64)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:324)
	at freemarker.core.MixedContent.accept(MixedContent.java:54)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:324)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.include(Environment.java:2072)
	at freemarker.core.Include.accept(Include.java:167)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visitByHiddingParent(Environment.java:345)
	at freemarker.core.ConditionalBlock.accept(ConditionalBlock.java:48)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:324)
	at freemarker.core.MixedContent.accept(MixedContent.java:54)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:324)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.include(Environment.java:2072)
	at freemarker.core.Include.accept(Include.java:167)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visitByHiddingParent(Environment.java:345)
	at freemarker.core.ConditionalBlock.accept(ConditionalBlock.java:48)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:324)
	at freemarker.core.MixedContent.accept(MixedContent.java:54)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:324)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.process(Environment.java:302)
	at freemarker.template.Template.process(Template.java:325)
	at freemarker.ext.servlet.FreemarkerServlet.process(FreemarkerServlet.java:725)
	at freemarker.ext.servlet.FreemarkerServlet.doGet(FreemarkerServlet.java:642)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:617)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:717)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:290)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.invoke(ApplicationDispatcher.java:646)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.processRequest(ApplicationDispatcher.java:436)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.doForward(ApplicationDispatcher.java:374)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.forward(ApplicationDispatcher.java:302)
	at ca.utoronto.library.utl.ControllerServlet.doGet(Unknown Source)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:617)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:717)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:290)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.invoke(ApplicationDispatcher.java:646)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.processRequest(ApplicationDispatcher.java:436)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.doForward(ApplicationDispatcher.java:374)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.forward(ApplicationDispatcher.java:302)
	at ca.utoronto.library.utl.RootFilter.doFilter(Unknown Source)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:235)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:233)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:191)
	at org.apache.catalina.authenticator.AuthenticatorBase.invoke(AuthenticatorBase.java:470)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:127)
	at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:102)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:109)
	at org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:293)
	at org.apache.jk.server.JkCoyoteHandler.invoke(JkCoyoteHandler.java:190)
	at org.apache.jk.common.HandlerRequest.invoke(HandlerRequest.java:291)
	at org.apache.jk.common.ChannelSocket.invoke(ChannelSocket.java:776)
	at org.apache.jk.common.ChannelSocket.processConnection(ChannelSocket.java:705)
	at org.apache.jk.common.ChannelSocket$SocketConnection.runIt(ChannelSocket.java:898)
	at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.ThreadPool$ControlRunnable.run(ThreadPool.java:690)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:701)
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
	at ca.utoronto.library.utl.bowker.Annotation_TypeMap.getAnnotationType(Unknown Source)
	at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor172.invoke(Unknown Source)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:622)
	at freemarker.ext.beans.BeansWrapper.invokeMethod(BeansWrapper.java:1458)
	at freemarker.ext.beans.SimpleMethodModel.exec(SimpleMethodModel.java:71)
	... 72 more