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The emphasis is on the individual, whether Crane's hero in The Red Badge of
Courage or the boy Nick in the early stories ... all human life within himself, to
become Man, as in the Walt of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself or the heroes of
Its hero Charles Lumley—it seems pointless to call him an anti-hero, since the
anti-hero is as ancient in fiction as the hero and is indeed the other face of the
hero—the possessor of a mediocre degree in history from Oxford and a driving ...
By the end of the novel we have almost forgotten the hero is a Negro; certainly as
a symbol of any specific Negro problem he has disappeared altogether. That this
is intentional is plain from the incidental symbolism, as, for example, in the ...
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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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