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... theme of the novel being written; but a little later, while resting before a
fashionable ball, the hero undergoes something like a mystical experience ; he
wakes up to find himself detached from his body, free of the bounds of space and
Its theme is the degeneration of a Southern family, the Compsons, who have
been prominent in Jefferson, Mississippi, since before the days of the Civil War.
But it is scarcely possible to speak of theme as divorced from the form of the
Then, two of the characters at any rate, Sir Godfrey and Lady Haslam, have
already exposed themselves ; and one theme at least, Lady Haslam's tyranny
over her family through hypochondria, is already evident. What remains
remarkable, 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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