Waldmeir, Joseph J.,

Recent American fiction, some critical views. - 292 pages 21 cm

Includes bibliographical references.

Some overviews: Mass society and post-modern fiction / The alone generation / The character of post-war fiction in America / Fiction of the fifties / The new compassion in the American novel / Quest without faith / Existentialism in recent American fiction: the demonic quest / The breakthrough: the American Jewish novelist and the fictional image of the Jew / A look at the "beat generation" writers / On some individual novelists: A discipline of nobility: Saul Bellow's fiction / Paul Bowles and the "natural" man / Truman Capote: the revelation of the broken image / Ralph Ellison and the American comic tradition / The three worlds of Jack Kerouac / Norman Mailer: the embattled vision / Victims in motion: Bernard Malamud's sad and bitter clowns / Carson McCullers: the alchemy of love and aesthetics of pain / Flannery O'Connor: another legend in Southern fiction / The small, sad world of James Purdy / J.D. Salinger's Seventy-eight bananas / William Styron and the fiction of the fifties / Irving Howe -- Alfred Kazin -- Ihab H. Hassan -- Herbert Gold -- Edmund Fuller -- Joseph J. Waldmeir -- Richard Lehan -- Leslie A. Fiedler -- Wolfgang B. Fleischmann -- Marcus Klein -- Oliver Evans -- Paul Levine -- Earl H. Rovit -- Bernard Duffey -- Norman Podhoretz -- Ben Siegel -- Ihab H. Hassan -- Melvin J. Friedman -- Paul Herr -- William Wiegand -- David Stevenson. part 1. pt. 2.

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Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 --Criticism and interpretation.
Purdy, James--Criticism and interpretation.
O'Connor, Flannery--Criticism and interpretation.
Styron, William, 1925-2006 --Criticism and interpretation.
Mailer, Norman--Criticism and interpretation.
Malamud, Bernard--Criticism and interpretation.
Ellison, Ralph--Criticism and interpretation.
McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967 --Criticism and interpretation.
Salinger, J. D. 1919-2010 --Criticism and interpretation.
Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 --Criticism and interpretation.


American fiction--History and criticism.--20th century

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