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And the point is not invalidated by the suspicion that the fantasy is not only
Babbitt's but Lewis's. Lewis is presenting Babbitt's fantasy not satirically but in
dead seriousness ; in content and style it is closely akin to the keepsake-album
verse he ...
The fable is none the less serious for being played out throughout in terms of
fantasy. Wilder's Rome is not simply the Rome of today; it is Rome as it were, in
time, one might say the educated American's — or Englishman's — idea of Rome
He passes his life in a continuous fantasy of himself as tough guy, the fantasies
being based closely on films seen, as when he dreams of cornering the Kaiser in
personal combat in Flanders, which seems now a reminiscence of an early ...
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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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