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His attitude towards the Buchans and their values is expressed in his behaviour
at Mrs Buchan's funeral, when he mounts his horse and rides away : 'I can't even
remember their names. I meet them but I don't know who they are. And by God ...
One of the best first novels of our time was Doris Lessing's The Grass Is Singing (
1950). The story of a town girl married to a farmer in Africa, and of her behaviour
towards her Negro servants, behaviour reflecting her own inner uncertainty and ...
One admires the shock-tactics that force the recognition but still questions their
legitimacy, especially when the behaviour of the children is taken, as many of
Golding's admirers seem to take it, as paradigmatic of general human behaviour
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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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