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... had never really accepted them as his parents at all. The truth was that Jay
Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself.
He was a son of God — a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that —
... of mindless and brutal animality, the dark stairways to be fearfully climbed to
the apartment at the top of the house which means security and warmth because
his mother is there, and the roof above, the escape to which means freedom.
 Despite the years of mass-unemployment, of hunger marches, of the means
test, the English novels of social protest of the time seem in retrospect altogether
more tepid, more genteel affairs than their American counterparts. There were ...
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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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