Tradition and dream: the English and American novel from the twenties to our time
A survey of twentieth-century English and American fiction covers the works of Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Sinclair Lewis, John Steinbeck, Norman Mailer, and Iris Murdoch
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Frankie had become an unjoined person who hung around in doorways, and she
was afraid. ... seeks simply to escape from her solitary condition — she dreams of
leaving her father's house, of going to the war as a Marine, of becoming a film ...
But this is not to say he has become a reactionary. He is continuing to attack, in
the name of individual freedom, power that he believes has become monolithic.
He remains essentially an anarchist. The writer he is closest to is Whitman; but he
The novel ends with Chris, having made a third, unsuccessful marriage, returning
to the Mearns to become a farmer. ... She becomes more passive as the work
proceeds, and in terms of it as a whole she is often only one of the centres of its ...
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As with the predecessor, 'Tradition and Dream' is just a great piece of literary history. But it's better than the earlier history (which dealt with English fiction until about 1914) for a few reasons ... Read full review
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