“Modes and Mutations: Quick Comments on the Modern American Novel.” Commentary, March, 37-40. Essay containing his most considered overview of American literature. First presented at the 1965 Modern Language Association meeting in Chicago. Rpt: Slightly revised as “The Argument Reinvigorated” in 66.11 and The American Novel Since World War II, edited by Marcus Klein. Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett, 1969, MO. See 66.3, 66.7, 66.8.