The heroic ideal in American literature

The heroic ideal in American literature

Gross, Theodore L.

Publication Information
New York, Free Press [1971]

Physical Description
xvi, 304 pages 22 cm


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

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

Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635

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