Witness and Testament: Two Contemporary Classics

  title={Witness and Testament: Two Contemporary Classics},
  author={Warner Berthoff},
  journal={New Literary History},
MATTER of interest for literary historians: have any recent American books made a stronger impression on the consciousness of people who read literature than The Autobiography of Malcolm X, published posthumously in 1965, and The Armies of the Night, Norman Mailer's chronicle of the Pentagon march published in 1968? Characteristically both books seem part and parcel of the civil turbulence of the past decade in American life. To offer speculations at this point in time about their ultimate… Expand
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