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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 ... himself , to become Man , as in the Walt of
Walt Whitman ' s Song of Myself or the heroes of Thomas Wolfe ' s novels .
This sense of being lost seems to express Newby ' s view of the human lot ; and
the wood in which the Newby hero is lost is a wood made up both of personal
relationships and of the contemporary situation . For Newby these mirror each
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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