Malcolm Cowley (August 24, 1898 – March 27, 1989) was an American novelist, poet, literary critic, and journalist.
Born August 28, 1898 in Western Pennsylvania, Cowley grew up in Pittsburgh, where his father William was a homeopathic doctor. He graduated from Peabody High School where his friend Kenneth Burke was also a student. in 1920 he earned a B.A. from... more »
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Manners would be the standards of conduct that prevail in a group, large or small, and hence they would change from group to group and year to year. Morals would be defined as the standards that deter...Malcolm Cowley (1898-1889), U.S. author, critic. A Second Flowering: Works and Days of the Lost Generation, ch. 6, Viking (1973).
Here, for example, are a few of the doctrinal parallels: Instead of God, the Communists believe in history as a final principle and omnipotent judge. They regard "the great task of making history" as ...Malcolm Cowley (1898-1989), U.S. author, critic. "Communism and Christianism," The Flower and the Leaf, Viking (1985).