Heywood Broun Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Lewis, John L. et al. Heywood Broun As He Seemed to Us., New York: The Newspaper Guild of New York, 1940, 48 p.

Memoir of Broun by his friends and colleagues.

O'Connor, Richard. Heywood Broun: A Biography. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1975, 249 p.

Biography that considers Broun's public roles as a journalist, reformer, and union leader, and explores his private life.


Rubin, Joan Shelley. “Self, Culture, and Self-Culture in Modern America: The Early History of the Book-of-the-Month Club.” The Journal of American History 71, No. 4 (March 1985): 782-806.

Briefly mentions Broun's career and exploits as a member of the Book-of-the-Month Club Board.

Seldes, Gilbert. Review of Seeing Things at Night, by Heywood Broun. The Dial LXXII (January 1922): 94-96.

Observes that “Broun is at his worst when he is trying to be witty and at his best when he is writing a straight narrative or setting down his ideas.”

———. Review of The Boy Grew Older, by Heywood Broun. The Dial LXXIV (January 1923): 100-102.

Calls The Boy Grew Older “as wise, as witty, as appealing to human sympathies, as good stories usually are.”

Additional coverage of Broun's life and career is contained in the following source published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 29, 171.