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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Or, in an entirely different mode, there is the whole long Paris episode in Of Time
and the River recounting Eugene's mystified friendship with the doomed brilliant
homosexual Starwick — but the point, of course, is that it takes him a very long ...
His first novel, Hemlock and After (1952), would have caused a sensation in any
event because it contains a much more open recognition of homosexuality than
was current in English fiction at that time. Its theme is the inadequacy of liberal ...
Joel repudiates him and turns, instead, to his cousin Randolph, a failed painter
who is homosexual and a transvestite. Joel's attempt to break out into the adult
world of normal relations fails because he is in a sense let down by his partner, ...
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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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