James Tuttleton, who died in November 1998, was professor of English at New York University and author of Vital Signs (published by Ivan R. Dee) and of The Novel of Manners in America.
There are precious few literary critics who take a close look at
the words, at the story, and give us some real sense of what
American writers have written about America. James Tuttleton is one
of these. -- Katherine Knorr * International Herald Tribune *
This reminds us of why we like to read, and why we read what we do. -- Susan Balee * The Hudson Review *
For all of Tuttleton's curmudgeonly conservatism, he is correct in his assertion that literature cannot be reduced to ideology and that the relationship of politics to protest in fiction is nothing if not delicate. -- Andrea Barnet * The New York Times *