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Lewis's prose at its best is as exciting as any written in English this century;
whether it is a natural prose for a novelist is ... At the same time, Lewis's prose is
the perfect vehicle for the rendering of his intellectual perceptions—and here one
he throws considerable light on the young Lewis; but it is Kreisler who runs away
with the book, as a ferociously comic rendering of the German mind in its
inordinate romanticism. When the novel appeared it was compared widely to ...
And the point is not invalidated by the suspicion that the fantasy is not only
Babbitt's but Lewis's. Lewis is presenting Babbitt's fantasy not satirically but in
dead seriousness; in content and style it is closely akin to the keepsake-album
verse he ...
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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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