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The novels of social protest in England and America in the thirties cannot be
pegged down to any one political party. Politically, the decade ended, after all,
with the concept of the Popular Front; and what still seem its characteristic novels
... Wilcher's doctor-niece, writing her father's biography in what was his study, and
Robert her husband using the threshing machine in the great saloon, among the
Adam panelling, under the Angelica Kaufmann ceiling, is a symbol of England ...
Its sequel, The Retreat, is less so. It begins in May 1940, with Oliver Knight, now a
fighter-pilot, convalescent after illness, making his way to Dunkirk for evacuation,
his one thought to see the wife whom he married just before leaving England.
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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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