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The heroic ideal in American literature [by] Theodore L. Gross.

New York, Free Press [1971] .

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Subjects American literature -- History and criticism.
American literature.
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963.
Ellison, Ralph -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ellison, Ralph.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.
Fisher, Rudolph, 1897-1934.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
Heroes in literature.
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Criticism and interpretation.
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
Mailer, Norman -- Criticism and interpretation.
Mailer, Norman.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.
Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922.
Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010.
Simms, William Gilmore, 1806-1870.
Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967.
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960.
Description xvi, 304 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1971]
Notes Also issued online.
Contents 1. The Emersonian hero: Under the shadow of our swords: Emerson and the heroic ideal -- Nathaniel Hawthorne: the absurdity of heroism -- Herman Melville: the nature of authority -- Walt Whitman: the putative hero -- Henry James: the illusion of freedom -- 2. The Southern hero: The code of Southern heroism -- William Gilmore Simms and the antebellum writers -- Thomas Nelson Page and the postbellum writers -- Twentieth-century criticism and literature -- 3. The Black hero: The idealism of Negro literature -- The two traditions: Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois -- The Negro awakening: Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Rudolph Fisher, and others -- The major authors: Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin -- Contemporary Negro literature -- 4. The disenchanted hero: Introductory: the twentieth century -- Ernest Hemingway: the renunciation of America -- F. Scott Fitzgerald: the hero in retrospect -- 5. The Quixotic hero: Saul Bellow: the victim and the hero -- J.D. Salinger: suicide and survival in the modern world -- Norman Mailer: the quest for heroism.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)128882
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Gross, Theodore L.
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