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Harry Levin has expressed it very well : 'The novelist must feel a peculiar tension
between the words, conventions, and ideas that the masters of his craft have
handed on to him and the facts, impressions, and experiences that life continues
The title of A Handful of Dust comes, of course, from The Waste Land, and in both
Eliot's poem and Waugh's novel the characters have a similar inability to feel
deeply. At the end of the novel farce turns into horror, as we leave Tony Last ...
farily unsophisticated piece of writing, in which Burgess was evidently feeling his
way into the art of fiction. ... but it may also happen because human groups tend,
in essence, to feel like that about each other anyway; Burgess, in whose vision ...
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Crazy uneven: the introductory chapters are great. Bergonzi was clearly at his best making general arguments, and the contrasts he draws between American and English literature are interesting. But in ... Read full review
Character and Liberalism
The Ideology of Being English
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