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he throws considerable light on the young Lewis ; but it is Kreisler who runs away
with the book, as a ferociously comic rendering of the German mind in its
inordinate romanticism. When the novel appeared it was compared widely to ...
the English and American novel from the twenties to our time Walter Ernest Allen.
Joynson-Hicks, and so on. The truly remarkable thing is that it has survived its
topicality ; it is a triumph of style and the comic spirit. Waugh is as detached as he
For the individual the consequences may be tragic; equally, from the point of view
of society, they may be comic : in Cary's novels the comic and the tragic are
different sides of the same coin. In the end, the creative imagination becomes ...
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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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