Arthur Mizener

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The  Fathers
By Allen Tate · Introduction by Arthur Mizener

The Fathers is the powerful novel by the poet and critic recognized as one of the great men of letters of our time. Old Major Buchan of Pleasant Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, lived by a gentlemen's agreement to ignore what was base or rude, to live a life which was gentle and comfortable because it was formal.

"A masterpiece of formal beauty … deserves to be recognized as one of the most outstanding novels of our time."

Janet Adam-Smith, The New Statesmen