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In a sense , the central character of the novel is the whole teeming city of New
York , which is rendered impressionistically , almost in terms of Imagist poetry :
Three gulls wheel above the broken boxes , orangerinds , spoiled cabbage
But you can take away , and keep on taking away , section after section of U . S .
A . without structural loss : whole passages from the news reels , for example ,
even the biographies . One could extract the Camera Eye sequences — do they ...
In The Last Resort particularly she is , one is persuaded , seeing life steadily and
, if not whole , seeing sufficient of it to stand for the whole . She persuades us of
this by the sobriety of her realism , her ability to render specific places and their ...
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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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