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The escape motif in the American novel : Mark Twain to Richard Wright / by Sam Bluefarb.


[Columbus, Ohio] : Ohio State University Press, [1972] .
ISBN 0814201687

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Subjects American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Themes, motives.
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941. Winesburg, Ohio.
Escape in literature.
Évasion dans la littérature.
Flucht (Motiv)
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Farewell to arms -- Criticism and interpretation.
McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967. Heart is a lonely hunter -- Criticism and interpretation.
Roman américain -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Roman.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. Grapes of wrath -- Criticism and interpretation.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- Criticism and interpretation.
USA.
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960. Native son.
Description xii, 173 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1972]
©1972
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-167).
Also issued online.
Summary Analyzes the theme of flight in eight novels ranging from Huckleberry Finn to Richard Wright's Native Son.
Contents Introduction: some backgrounds and implications of the escape motif -- Huckleberry Finn: escape from conscience and the discovery of the heart -- Theron Ware: the fall from innocence and the escape from guilt -- George Willard: death and resurrection -- John Andrews: flight from the machine -- Frederic Henry: the run for life -- The Joads: flight into the social soul -- Jake Blount: escape as dead end -- Bigger Thomas: escape into the labyrinth -- Flight: some conclusions.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)393936
(OCoLC)ocm00393936
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Bluefarb, Sam.
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