A future student of the modern canon of Southern literature might reasonably conclude that, whatever else Southern writers were preoccupied with, politics was not among them. This would be all the more puzzling, since the major concern of Southern [...]
CAPPING as they did a decade of intense regional introspection, the early 1940's saw a remarkable proliferation of works by Southerners about the South. In 1942 William Faulkner published his last great work, Go Down Moses, an extended effort at mor [...]
Loon Lake. By E. L. Doctorow. Random House. $11. 95.
The Second Coming. By Walker Percy. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $12. 95.
Despite the long proclaimed death of the novel (as boring a theme as the death of the family, God, and the middle class), th [...]