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The Cabala seems to me to be a completely successful instance of the novel as
fable, and it is successful because the fantasy is handled with such tact that it
never breaks the surface realism, it is indeed incorporated in it, carried by it.
Eustace seems to me among the most completely successful character- creations
in contemporary fiction, and, at first glance, everything might seem to have been
against Hartley here. A nervous, diffident, timid, over-scrupulous, as it were ...
Malamud, together with Bellow, seems to me the best and most remarkable of the
younger American novelists. Of his three novels, The Natural (1952), The
Assistant (1957) and A New Life (1961), The Assistant is the most successful, a
work of ...
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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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