Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Bruce Baker
Carl Jones is a native Omahan who writes of midwesterners in a setting strongly suggestive of Omaha. He satirizes the folkways and institutions of the breadbasket area, but he should not be categorized as merely a regional writer because he explores themes of universal concern to man. One of the most important of these themes is man's quest for meaning and dignity in a world which is often enigmatic and cruel. It is that quest which all of Jones' novels are concerned, and it is that theme—initiation--which forms the subject of this thesis.
Williams, Pat, "Initiation in the Novels of Carl Jonas" (1972). Student Work. 3262.
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