Fiction of the forties.

Chicago, University of Chicago Press [1963] .

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Subjects Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981 -- Criticism and interpretation.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999.
Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Clark, Walter Van Tilburg, 1909-1971 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Cozzens, James Gould, 1903-1978 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Gordon, Caroline, 1895-1981 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hicks, Granville, 1901-1982.
Lytle, Andrew Nelson, 1902-1995.
McCarthy, Mary, 1912-1989 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Morris, Wright, 1910-1998 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Roman américain -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Schulberg, Budd.
Shaw, Irwin, 1913-1984.
Stafford, Jean, 1915-1979 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Taylor, Peter, 1917-1994.
Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975.
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001.
Description 392 pages 23 cm
Copyright Date [1963]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 368-383).
Contents Introduction: The shape of the forties -- The war novel. Background: the war behind the fiction ; Patterns of despair ; Patterns of affirmation -- Naturalism: the tactics of survival. The meaning of naturalism in the forties ; The survivors ; New voices, negro and white ; Nelson Algren: naturalism as the beat of an iron heart -- Fiction and the liberal assessment. The day of the locust for the liberal spirit ; The collapse of Marxism ; Traditional liberalism ; Budd Schulberg: the popular voice of the old liberalism ; Irwin Shaw: the popular ideas of the old liberalism ; The popular fiction of the old liberalism ; The new liberalism ; John Dos Passos and the need for rejection ; Granville Hicks and the painful process of reconstruction ; Mary McCarthy as the sceptical new liberal ; Lionel Trilling and the crisis in our culture ; A critique of the new liberalism -- Conservative imagination. Neo-conservatism and the idea vacuum ; James Gould Cozzens: the Pennsylvania voice of aggressive aristocracy ; The true religion and conservatism ; Southern conservatism ; William Faulkner: southern archetype ; Caroline Gordon: the logic of conservatism ; Andrew Lytle and Peter Taylor: conservative fiction in Tennessee ; Robert Penn Warren: the conservative quest for identity -- The new fiction. The new fiction defined: the triumph of art ; The new fiction and the gothic spirit ; Truman Capote and the twisted self ; Carson McCullers and the failure of dialogue ; Eudora Welty and the triumph of the imagination ; Paul Bowles and the passionate pursuit of disengagement ; The children of Henry James ; The two worlds of Jean Stafford -- In search of man and America. The fiction of the forties and the existential crisis ; Walter Van Tilburg Clark: amid confusion, the triumph of nature ; Wallace Stegner: the uncommitted ; Wright Morris: the artist in search of America ; Saul Bellow: man alive, sustained by love -- Appendix: Fiction of the forties.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)167528
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Eisinger, Chester E.
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