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In any case , to juxtapose characters with the passage of time is not necessarily
to integrate them . What unity there is is imposed from outside ; and unity and
significance are much more satisfactorily realized in the episode , towards the
end of ...
Like Faulkner ' s , the characters are poor whites , farmers existing on the
subsistence level . But Caldwell is a social critic in a more obvious and cruder
sense than Faulkner : his characters are victims of a social system that has
He is the first of a number of such characters in Plomer ' s fiction . Sado was
followed by The Case Is Altered . In form , this novel follows one of the favourite
patterns of thirties fiction in England , what might be called , after Vicki Baum ' s ...
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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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