TITLE

Adolescence and Maturity In the American Novel

AUTHOR(S)
Fiedler, Leslie A.
PUB. DATE
May 1955
SOURCE
New Republic;5/2/55, Vol. 132 Issue 18, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about the new group of young authors in the American literature. The younger authors tend to be a melancholy lot, having neither the comfort of commercial success nor the thrill of feeling himself a gallant vanguard. They have tended, in self-defense, to find themselves special audiences for whom they specifically write and by whose acclaim they live; and while this strategy serves a purpose in sustaining them, financially and spiritually, it has tended to create a situation in which one has a series of competing "academies" rather than a conflict of the academic and the anti-academic.
ACCESSION #
14445348

 

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