The heroic ideal in American literature

Title
The heroic ideal in American literature

Author
Gross, Theodore L.

Publication Information
New York, Free Press [1971]

Physical Description
xvi, 304 pages 22 cm

Language
English

Contents
The Emersonian hero: Under the shadow of our swords: Emerson and the heroic ideal -- Nathaniel Hawthorne: the absurdity of heroism -- Herman Melville: the nature of authority -- Walt Whitman: the putative hero -- Henry James: the illusion of freedom -- The Southern hero: The code of Southern heroism -- William Gilmore Simms and the antebellum writers -- Thomas Nelson Page and the postbellum writers -- Twentieth-century criticism and literature -- The Black hero: The idealism of Negro literature -- The two traditions: Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois -- The Negro awakening: Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Rudolph Fisher, and others -- The major authors: Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin -- Contemporary Negro literature -- The disenchanted hero: Introductory: the twentieth century -- Ernest Hemingway: the renunciation of America -- F. Scott Fitzgerald: the hero in retrospect -- The Quixotic hero: Saul Bellow: the victim and the hero -- J.D. Salinger: suicide and survival in the modern world -- Norman Mailer: the quest for heroism.

Personal Subject
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915.
 
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
 
Mailer, Norman-Criticism and interpretation.
 
James, Henry, 1843-1916-Criticism and interpretation.
 
Fisher, Rudolph, 1897-1934.
 
Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010-Criticism and interpretation.
 
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963.
 
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864-Criticism and interpretation.
 
Ellison, Ralph-Criticism and interpretation.
 
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940-Criticism and interpretation.
 
Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967-Criticism and interpretation.
 
Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922.
 
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.
 
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
 
Simms, William Gilmore, 1806-1870.
 
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987-Criticism and interpretation.
 
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961-Criticism and interpretation.
 
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891-Criticism and interpretation.
 
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960.
 
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. (OCoLC)fst00038941
 
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963. (OCoLC)fst00053661
 
Ellison, Ralph. (OCoLC)fst00002922
 
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. (OCoLC)fst00028085
 
Fisher, Rudolph, 1897-1934. (OCoLC)fst00183297
 
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. (OCoLC)fst00030203
 
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. (OCoLC)fst00030387
 
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. (OCoLC)fst00027488
 
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. (OCoLC)fst00049863
 
James, Henry, 1843-1916. (OCoLC)fst00028686
 
Mailer, Norman. (OCoLC)fst00040124
 
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. (OCoLC)fst00030216
 
Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922. (OCoLC)fst00052403
 
Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010. (OCoLC)fst01734675
 
Simms, William Gilmore, 1806-1870. (OCoLC)fst00051856
 
Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967. (OCoLC)fst00004219
 
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. (OCoLC)fst00037174
 
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. (OCoLC)fst00039575
 
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960. (OCoLC)fst00052341

Subject Term
American literature -- History and criticism.
 
Heroes in literature.
 
American literature. (OCoLC)fst00807113
 
Heroes in literature. (OCoLC)fst00955583
 
Held. (DE-588)4125655-4
 
Literatur. (DE-588)4035964-5
 
Literatur.
 
Held.

Geographic Term
USA. (DE-588)4078704-7
 
USA.

Genre
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635


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