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The American imagination, like the New England Puritan mind itself, seems less
interested in redemption than in the melodrama of the eternal struggle of good
and evil, less interested in incarnation and reconciliation than in alienation and ...
see the action mainly through the eyes of the prosecuting counsel, young Abner
Coates, the assistant district attorney ; and the last lines of the novel, a dialogue
between Abner and his father, a retired judge, express what seems Cozzens's ...
There are minor faults which are often, one feels, the consequence of too rapid
writing and of inadequate revision, lapses into an easy, florid romanticism, the
exotic in Technicolor, as in this sentence from Clea, which seems to me the
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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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