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The pirates are rendered no more conventionally than the children ; they are
curiously reluctant pirates, the last, half-hearted remnants of a dying race. They
are in some ways more at the mercy of the children than the children are of them.
She is rendered, one feels, exactly, and her essential being is unparaphrasable ;
rendered partly by a process of indirection, by a kind of symbolism that often has
reference to the strange life of animals, as in the chapter that describes the ...
The action narrated and the myth on which it is based neither mirror nor
illuminate each other; and the moral intention of the book is rendered in terms so
shadowy and bizarre as to make it impossible for it to be taken seriously. Indeed,
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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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