An academic analysis considering the mythological aspects of Erskine Caldwell's early fictional works: Tobacco Road, God's Little Acre and Journeyman. More
The following book represents an overview of Erskine Caldwell’s most successful fiction compared to his less critically and commercially successful work. It focuses on the spirituality of Caldwell’s characters, as evidenced by the nature of their relationships with God. In his most successful novels, Caldwell closely connected his protagonists and other characters to some aspect of the Divine; thereby, he created mythological stories worthy of inclusion in the discourse on the human condition. Most importantly, this study suggests a reconsideration of Erskine Caldwell’s novels for significant literary merit.
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