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This is especially so of The Pool of Pishnu, written at a time when Myers had
become impatient of art as merely another illusion. As he says in his preface, 'I
have made little attempt to conceal my ethical preoccupations'—or their
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.
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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