In response to:

Whose American Renaissance? from the October 27, 1988 issue

To the Editors:

In his article “Whose American Renaissance?” [NYR, October 27], Frederick Crews refers interestingly and at length to an essay by Jonathan Arac on F.O. Matthiessen. The essay, “F.O. Matthiessen and American Studies,” while out of print in the Johns Hopkins collection, is available in Arac’s Critical Genealogies: Historical Situations for Postmodern Literary Studies (Columbia University Press, 1987).

Jennifer Crewe

Executive Editor

Columbia University Press

New York City

This Issue

December 8, 1988