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The generalization is, of course, too sweeping, but all the same Tender is the
Night is one of those constantly beguiling, imperfect works of art that we read
both for the light it throws on its author and in the light of its author's life. Not that
In part, of course, it comes from Hemingway's whole rendering of her, when we
see her, for example, as 'built with curves like the hull of a racing yacht'. The code
is as much aesthetic as ethical, which no doubt explains Hemingway's devotion ...
Thus, when the novel opens he is running along the fence that bounds the golf
course which was formerly the Compsons' pasture: 'Through the fence, between
the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.” The first words of the second ...
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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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