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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It is out of this sense of isolation and the sense of alienation that goes with it that
the American novel and its characteristic mode of expression spring. The mode of
expression is allegory and symbolism, which, though different in effect, are ...
However we may react to the temperament, the novels are its complete
expression. Its nature makes Firbank, at first sight, a marginal figure in the history
of recent fiction ; yet, when we look closer and look at him in the context of his
time, of the ...
As Frederic Henry says in A Farewell to Arms: I was always embarrassed by the
words sacred, glorious, and sacrifice and the expression in vain. We had heard
them, sometimes standing in the rain almost out of earshot, so that only the ...
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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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