“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, The American Novel Since World War II, edited by Marcus Klein. Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett, 1969, and 13.1. See 66.3, 66.7, 66.8.