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He may be regarded as the centre of consciousness of the novel; it is through him
that we realize the gradual declension of Mrs Forrester, the increasing moral
corruption arising out of the desperate boredom she feels behind her facade of ...
It is evident notably in Young People (1958): The first moral compulsion ought to
be to understand. I'm not saying tout comprendre, c'est tout pardonner, far from it.
But I am saying that passing moral judgments should be open to you only when ...
Perhaps, but that hardly mattered beside the existence of a moral seriousness
that could be made apparent without the aid of evangelical puffing and blowing. It
was precisely the element of moral seriousness that one hadn't spotted in Lucky ...
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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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