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One can find parallels and affinity , too , between his work and much
contemporary writing , in particular , perhaps , the poems of Edith Sitwell and E .
E . Cummings . Firbank , too , in his own intensely mannered , muted way is the
clown with ...
Eustace seems to me among the most completely successful charactercreations
in contemporary fiction , and , at first glance , everything might seem to have been
against Hartley here . A nervous , diffident , timid , over - scrupulous , as it were ...
He sees contemporary man as lacking in identity or at least easily deprived of his
sense of it , uneasily aware that there is no constant factor in his conception of
himself : cut off his petticoats , rob him of assumptions he has taken for granted ...
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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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