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Lawrence's spokesman, the narrator, Cyril, is a middle-class young man, whose
father is scarcely present at all: he dies half-way through the book, a bad lot who
has deserted his wife and children. Even so, it was not so easy for Lawrence to ...
Tietjens's lasting tribulation, his shackle and ball, is his wife, a wanton, whose
child may not be his, who deserts him, whom he takes back, who throughout his
life does her best to ruin him and indeed does so in the eyes of the world. He will
Its sequel, The Retreat, is less so. It begins in May 1940, with Oliver Knight, now a
fighter-pilot, convalescent after illness, making his way to Dunkirk for evacuation,
his one thought to see the wife whom he married just before leaving England.
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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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