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The children were caught up in the clash between them, and in Sons and Lovers,
try to be fair as he may, Lawrence is on his mother's side. Later, he was to
change sides, and it is the anticipation of this in his first novel, The White Peacock
, that ...
In a sense, one often feels that Lawrence's characters are always 'unconscious
and superconscious'. What is lacking, deliberately, is the middle term. But the
convention must be accepted, as the conventions of any artist must be ; and
Birkin-Lawrence is seeking, but what he is seeking is never very clear and
indeed cannot be, because he cannot know himself what it is till he has found it.
Again Vivas's analysis of the novel is perceptive and enlightening. Vivas
suggests: 'In ...
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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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