Adolescence and Maturity In the American Novel

Fiedler, Leslie A.
May 1955
New Republic;5/2/55, Vol. 132 Issue 18, p16
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.


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