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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In the last analysis, the theme of many of the best American novels is America
itself. The obvious instance, perhaps, is The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald's novel is
an exposure of the quality of life at a certain place at a certain point in time; but, ...
Then, two of the characters at any rate, Sir Godfrey and Lady Haslam, have
already exposed themselves; and one theme at least, Lady Haslam's tyranny
over her family through hypochondria, is already evident. What remains
remarkable, of ...
And what is fundamental to the novel, of course, is the theme of purgation
through the acceptance of the burden of others' suffering. This, or something very
close to it, seems to be the theme also of A New Life. This novel lacks 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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