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By the time Lewis came to boyhood the Middle West — the old prairie lands
between the Ohio River and the Rocky Mountains — had been settled by
successive waves of ... The town is, in our tale, called 'Gopher Prairie, Minnesota'.
She marries a man considerably older than herself, Will Kennicott, a doctor in the
small town of Gopher Prairie, the town that for him, unimaginative and easily
satisfied, contains ' the best people on earth. And keen . . . They don't make 'em
Gopher Prairie and its inhabitants than does Carol herself. Lewis's attitude
towards Gopher Prairie was essentially ambiguous, perhaps because Gopher
Prairie itself was based on Sauk Center, which, after all, was home. Our interest
in Main ...
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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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