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It pins down unerringly absurdity and contradiction — of characters and
aspirations and situations — but does so without malice; the narrator is as
conscious of his own absurdity as of that of the other characters; the comic, we
are made to feel, ...
In Futility and The Polyglots the balance between the Gerhardi-like narrator and
the other characters existed in a perfect equilibrium ; the narrator was the ideal
mediator between them and us. In Resurrection and the earlier novels, My Sinful
compose not so much a trilogy as a triptych, the link between each being the
character of Sara Monday, the narrator of Herself Surprised, which is the story of
Sara's associations with Wilcher and Jimson. Sara recalls, in the warmth and ...
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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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