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J. C. Powys's imaginative power can scarcely be questioned ; and as an example
of his genius working at length one might choose the scene in A Glastonbury
Romance in which Philip Crow seduces Persephone Spear in the caves of ...
As a character, Burton scarcely exists but he is, as it were, the reflective centre of
the novel, and it can scarcely be doubted that his values are Steinbeck's. It is
Burton who says to Nolan : '. ohn Steinbeck's strike novel, In Dubious Battle — it ...
Yet it is a limited one, for at the end of the novel we know scarcely more about
Inge than we did at the beginning: she remains frozen in her postures of malign
and self- deluded silliness. Wilson is fascinated by vulgarity, the gratuitous cruelty
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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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