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J alists and the symbolists : Lawrence was incurably English, much closer in spirit
and in his view of the novel to George Eliot than to Flaubert. As much as Fielding
or George Eliot, he is the novelist as moralist — or the moralist as novelist.
In her various avatars she has been Jane Austen's Emma, George Eliot's Maggie
Tulliver and Dorothea Brooke, Meredith's Clara Middleton and James's Isabel
Archer. The very loftiness of her view of herself means that she lives at first in
In these books Doris Lessing does for a young woman something very similar to
what Bennett in Clayhanger and Lawrence in Sons and Lovers did for a young
man, but the closer parallel is probably with George Eliot. In the passionate ...
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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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