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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Lacy recalls ' the only time I had ever seen my rather blush ; someone had tried to
tell him his private affairs, beginning, "If you will allow me to be personal", and
father had blushed because he could never allow anybody to be personal'.
There are the hangers-on of the studios, cowboys who have never roped a steer,
and in particular Faye Greener, whom Tod and Homer both love, the blonde who
wants to be a star, who is caught completely in a world of illusions and at the ...
Vidal calls John Home Burns's The Gallery (1947) the best of the war novels. One
of the most interesting pieces of writing on the war produced by an American, its
weakness is that it never quite succeeds in becoming a novel. The gallery of 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
The Southern Novel Between the Wars
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