The situation of the novel

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Macmillan, 1979 - Literary Criticism - 249 pages

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Crazy uneven: the introductory chapters are great. Bergonzi was clearly at his best making general arguments, and the contrasts he draws between American and English literature are interesting. But in ... Read full review


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