Lutwack, Leonard HEROIC FICTION: The Epic Tradition and American Novels of the Twentieth Century
Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, (1971). 0809305240 / 9780809305247 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in red-orange cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, in a like dust jacket. 174 pages, notes, selected bibliography, index.
Preface by Harry T. Moore. Lutwack re-examines the works of five American novelists of the 20th Century, with an emphasis on how they represent modern versions of epic formats. Authors include Norris, Steinbeck, Hemingway, Bellow, and Ellison.