Frohock, W.M. STYLE AND TEMPER: Studies in French Fiction, 1925-1960
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1967. First edition. Hardcover. Shelf-wear to lower edge, else a near fine copy in red cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a price-clipped dust jacket, with minor age-toning to the edges and spine. 153 pages, bibliography, index.
A study of the novel in France after Proust and Gide, with a focus on the literature as works of art, instead of works of philosophy. Frohock argues that major developments in form, style, and technique occured during the age of the "metaphysical" novel.