THE ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN LITERARY TRADITION (PART 9)

After the mysterious voice's prediction is validated a new and rather bizarre character is introduced by the narrator, “I now come to the mention of a person with whose name the most turbulent sensations are connected. It is with a shuddering reluctance that I enter on the province of describing him. Now it is that… Continue reading THE ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN LITERARY TRADITION (PART 9)

THE ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN LITERARY TRADITION (PART 8)

In a critical consideration of Brown's narrative deployment of uncertainty let us consider two antagonists within American fiction: Hannibal Lector, from Thomas Harris' Hannibal Rising and Leonid Danilovich Arkadin from Eric Van Lustbader's The Bourne Objective. Both are intelligent, cunning and ruthless yet sympathetic characters with a predilection for ultra-violence. Hannibal is a young man… Continue reading THE ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN LITERARY TRADITION (PART 8)