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the symbol of his guilt is the blue-eyed Negro Sherman whom he makes his
secretary and whom he is bound to, also, through the Negro's associations with
his dead son. The denouement of the novel is the death of Sherman at the hands
of a ...
... whites like that have nothing but the colour of their skin. ... It is a sad
commentary on human nature but every man has to have somebody to look
down on. So the Sammy Lanks of this world only have the Nigra to look down on.'
The Negro, in ...
American Negro novelist, but he was essentially of his time ; he had experienced
in his own life the twentieth-century transformation of American Negro life
generally, the transformation from the country labourer to the urban proletarian.
Born in ...
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As with the predecessor, 'Tradition and Dream' is just a great piece of literary history. But it's better than the earlier history (which dealt with English fiction until about 1914) for a few reasons ... Read full review
The Southern Novel Between the Wars
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