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His criticism is fundamental; it is not a criticism of society but of life. Anderson is
describing the condition of man as he sees it. And though his characters in
Winesburg, Ohio are in a sense the defeated, distorted by alienation, they are
shown all ...
Gatsby is a remarkable conception, convincing because we see him through the
eyes of Carroway. Carroway is not taken in; the attraction and the criticism of
what is found attractive are simultaneous. Thus, in what is a key passage to the ...
It is refused him; and herein lies Faulkner's diagnosis and criticism of the South.
Sutpen is a symbolic figure. In a sense, he is the South; that he has built his great
house and established himself in a very short time is merely the dramatic ...
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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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