Larger context for LACK in Corpus USbrown_UKbncw/US_brown.txt
William Styron, while facing the changing economy with a certain uneasy reluctance, insists he is not to be classified as a Southern writer and yet includes traditional Southern concepts in everything he publishes.
Even the great god Faulkner, the South's one probable contender for literary immortality, has little concerned himself with these matters such are simply not within his bounded province.
Where are the writers to treat these changes?
Has the agrarian tradition become such an addiction that the switch to urbanism is somehow dreaded or unwanted?
Perhaps present writers hypnotically cling to the older order because they consider it useful and reliable through repeated testings over the decades.
lack > lack ing the pioneer spirit necessary to write of a new economy, these writers seem to be contenting themselves with an old one that is now as defunct as Confederate money.
An example of the changes which have crept over the Southern region may be seen in the Southern Negro's quest for a position in the white-dominated society, a problem that has been reflected in regional fiction especially since 1865.