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Another is what Richard Chase has called 'The Manichaean quality of New
England Puritanism'. 'As apprehended by the literary imagination', Chase writes, '
New England Puritanism, with its grand metaphors of election and damnation, ...
Ralph, Jack, and Peterkin, now called Simon, are among them. What Golding
shows, after the initial boy-scout and wolf-cub enthusiasm for a world empty of
adults, is a degeneration into savagery and bestiality, a lapse into primitive
Essays like 'The White Negro” link him to writers rather younger than himself; and
then one turns to the fragment of a novel in progress called The Time of Her Time
, published in Advertisements for Myself, and it seems possible that what he did ...
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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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