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They have even no will-to-exist, for existence even is too high a term. They have
a strange, stony will-to-persist, that is all. These words of Lawrence's could apply
to the characters of Studs Lonigan; in fact, they appear in his introduction to ...
They are indeed simplified almost out of existence. The village, dominated as it is
by squire and parson, cannot stand in any adequate way for the world of
traditional, democratic values because it bears almost no relation to the actual
world in ...
the priestly and lay qualities of existence'. But the connections seem to me
stylistic only. The action narrated and the myth on which it is based neither mirror
nor illuminate each other; and the moral intention of the book is rendered in terms
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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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