Novelists' America; fiction as history, 1910-1940.


[1st ed.. Syracuse, N.Y.] Syracuse University Press [1969] .

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Subjects American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction.
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Problèmes sociaux dans la littérature.
Roman américain -- 20e siècle -- Thèmes, motifs.
Roman.
Social problems in literature.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 -- Criticism and interpretation.
USA.
Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938
Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960.
Description xiii, 279 pages illustrations, portrait 24 cm
Copyright Date [1969]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-271).
Summary The author, a historian, looks at history from the angle of vision of eight American novelists: Sinclair Lewis, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, John Steinbeck, John Dos Passos, James T. Farrell, Richard Wright. Selections from the major works of these authors are analyzed and offered as illustrative material to enhance the understanding of an era of rapid social change.
Contents The novelist as witness to history [Thomas Wolfe] -- Knockers and boosters [Sinclair Lewis] -- The pleasure domes of West Egg and Tarmes [F. Scott Fitzgerald] -- The decay of Yoknapatawpha County [William Faulkner] -- Lethal gases in Altamont and Libya Hill [Thomas Wolfe] -- The lost paradise [John Steinbeck] -- The rebels [John Dos Passos] -- The world of Fifty-eighth Street [James T. Farrell] -- The volcano of anger [Richard Wright] -- Fiction as history.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)449993
(OCoLC)ocm00449993
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Blake, Nelson Manfred, 1908-1996.
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