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Frankie had become an unjoined person who hung around in doorways, and she
was afraid. ... her solitary condition—she dreams of leaving her father's house, of
going to the war as a Marine, of becoming a film star—by becoming a member.
They are represented by his ambition to become a professional baseball player
and by his half-hearted love for his childhood sweetheart Lucy Scanlon, who, in
The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan, finally rejects him after he has picked up
The novel ends with Chris, having made a third, unsuccessful marriage, returning
to the Mearns to become a farmer. ... She becomes more passive as the work
proceeds, and in terms of it as a whole she is often only one of the centres of its ...
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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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