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Pulitzer Prize plays, 1918-1950

Title: The Pulitzer Prize plays, 1918-1950: An evaluation and appraisal.
Name(s): Finch, Mary Jane, author
Anders, Mary Edna, professor directing thesis.
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1953
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (iii, 66 leaves)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The increase in the number of literary awards has created a selection problem for the librarian in that she is not always able to accept automatically a work solely on the basis of its recognition as a prize winner. It has become necessary that the librarian familiarize herself with the background and program of the body making the award, the works per se and subsequent criticism in order to judge their worth for the library collection. The writer of this paper, recognizing this problem, was prompted to investigate the worth of literary awards. A preliminary survey of the awards and critics' reaction to them indicated a more detailed study would be justified. A thorough investigation of all the literary awards would be impossible, but a study restricted to one seemed worthwhile as well as practical. This, in turn, would form a basis for the evaluation of comparable awards, for techniques employed here, in all probability, could be used in a study of other recognized literary works. This paper, therefore, encompasses Pulitzer Prize dramas for 1918 to 1950 and evaluates these dramas, in terms of popular and literary merit.
Identifier: FSU_historic_akd8978 (IID)
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 61-66).
Note(s): "August, 1953."
At head of title: Florida State University.
"Submitted to the Graduate Council of Florida State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science."
Advisor: Mary Edna Anders, Professor Directing Paper.
Subject(s): American drama -- Criticism and interpretation -- 20th century
Pulitzer Prizes
Literary prizes -- United States
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Finch, M. J. (1953). The Pulitzer Prize plays, 1918-1950: An evaluation and appraisal. Retrieved from