Folklore | Literature Criticism Leslie Field

This literature criticism consists of approximately 15 pages of analysis & critique of Folklore.
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Leslie Field

SOURCE: "Wolfe's Use of Folklore," in New York Folklore Quarterly, Vol. XVI, No. 3, Autumn, 1960, pp. 203-15.

In the following essay, Field identifies extensive uses of folklore in Thomas Wolfe's fragmentary novel The Hills Beyond, particularly in Wolfe's portrayal of the family's larger-than-life patriarch.

For most students of Wolfe, The Hills Beyond1 is a postscript to his total work. Ironically, the plan for this book appears first as an actual postscript to a letter which Wolfe wrote his mother in 1934. In the postscript Wolfe asks his mother to "jot down" a brief history of her family.

I would just like . . . [Wolfe adds] to get a list of the twenty children or more that your grandfather had by his two marriages and what happened to them and where they settled and what parts of the...

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