Letters, Sep. 26, 1955

Wouk's Star


. . . Not only have you risen a notch in my esteem, but you have displayed a rare, delicate and wonderful sort of quality in your Sept. 5 tribute to Herman Wouk . . .


River Rouge, Mich.


What a shame that a novelist with the narrative ability of Herman Wouk should use it to advocate the intellectually obnoxious doctrines of conservatism, conformity, mediocrity, orthodoxy, discipline, authority and obedience. The great novelists were tormented with difficult questions; Wouk has easy answers. In the '20s, H. L....

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