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In fiction for the past thirty years the South has meant primarily William Faulkner,
because it is in his novels and stories that the sense of the past in the present has
been most comprehensively embodied, and this despite faults that would have ...
It is a side of Faulkner's genius too often neglected. It is intermittent, sometimes
inhibited altogether, but never far away. It is the obverse of his preoccupation with
the doomed, the bizarre and what Malcolm Cowley has called the tradition of ...
Faulkner isolates the determining incident, the traumatic situation, that governs
his life. He is a very small boy in an orphanage. He is in the dietician's room
eating the woman's toothpaste; she returns and he hides behind a curtain, from
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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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