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It is a comedy of futility, of the futility of intervention and of the various 'White'
attempts at counter-revolution, and also of the efforts of the Bursanov family to get
possession of and retain their largely imaginary fortunes. Looked at in the light of
The eternal aching comedy of expectant youth. It is Carol Milford, fleeing for an
hour from Blodgett College. The days of pioneering, of lassies in sunbonnets,
and bears killed with axes in piney clearings, are deader now than Camelot ; and
It is, admittedly, macabre comedy, shirking nothing of the horrors, for example, of
putrescence : its humour is that of men and women very close to the earth. The
journey is made because Anse has promised Addie that he will bury her 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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