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Fiction of the forties.

Author: Chester E Eisinger
Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press [1963]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Peter Hillsman Taylor; Truman Capote; Robert Penn Warren; Paul Bowles; William Faulkner; Jean Stafford; Caroline Gordon; Granville Hicks; Eudora Welty; Andrew Nelson Lytle; Wallace Earle Stegner; Irwin Shaw; Budd Schulberg; Mary McCarthy; John Dos Passos; Lionel Trilling; James Gould Cozzens; Wright Morris; Nelson Algren; Walter Van Tilburg Clark
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chester E Eisinger
OCLC Number: 167528
Description: 392 pages 23 cm
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.

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