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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.
Lacking 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.
Today the Negro must discover his role in an industrialized South, which indicates that the racial aspect of the Southern dilemma hasn't changed radically, but rather has gradually come to be reflected in this new context, this new coat of paint.
The Negro faces as much, if not more, difficulty in fitting himself into an urban economy as he did in an agrarian one.
This represents a gradual change in an ever-present social problem.
But there have been abrupt changes as well: the sit-ins, the picket lines, the bus strikes- all of these were unheard-of even ten years ago.