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Pulitzer Prize novels, 1944-1959

Title: The Pulitzer Prize novels, 1944-1959: An appraisal.
Name(s): Heath, Graham, author
Gregory, Agnes, professor directing paper.
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1960
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (ii, 67 leaves)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: "In the process of book selection, literary award winners are given careful scrutiny, but a work should not be automatically selected simply because it has won an award. The librarian should familiarize himself with the background of the award-making bodies and should find out as much as possible about the quality and desirability of their selections. Careful attention should be given to the critics and other literary authorities in order to insure the most worthwhile and suitable additions to the collection. Such an endeavor is the purpose of this paper, which specifically is a consideration of the Pulitzer Prize novels covering the period from 1944 through 1959. The scope of the appraisal was limited to this period because there is a previous work, a master's thesis by Charlotte Georgi of the University of North Carolina, which treated the field of fiction from the first award through 1943. Thirteen prize-winners have been chosen during this period, there having been three years in which no award was given. Since fiction is in great demand, in many libraries, it was decided that a study of the most prestigious award given for fiction in this country would be both interesting and valuable to the writer and that it would be somewhat of an aid to public librarians in their selections for this area of the collection. That is, it is hoped that the appraisal of these novels will furnish standards for selecting fiction"--Introduction.
Identifier: FSU_historic_akd9053 (IID)
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 63-67).
Note(s): Typescript.
"June, 1960."
"Submitted to the Graduate Council of Florida State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts."
Advisor: Agnes Gregory, Professor Directing Paper.
Subject(s): 1900 - 1999
American fiction
Pulitzer Prizes
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Heath, G. (1960). The Pulitzer Prize novels, 1944-1959: An appraisal. Retrieved from