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None Shall Look Back is perhaps the most austere and uncompromising novel
about the Civil War that we possess. Its mood is summed up in the words of one
of the characters, Cally, when she says : 'There's just two kinds of people in the ...
Having no property, no means, nobody to look down on — that is the clue to the
whole thing. It is a sad commentary on human nature but every man has to have
somebody to look down on. So the Sammy Lanks of this world only have the ...
... than this, as Patrick sees him : And all the time the look deepened on Alastair's
face, the look of a victorious commander, giving permission to loot a city, a look of
brutality, pleasure, and recklessness, all masked and stilled by pride. He too is ...
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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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