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Despite the complete absence of high-falutin', of heroics as distinct from heroism,
one cannot help wondering whether life has ever been lived at the constantly
heroic pitch described in this novel. And beyond this question lies another. Isn't
The name of the place, vividly and chillingly described as it is, seems altogether
too apt. Olivia Manning's work in progress, however, of which two parts have now
been published, The Great Fortune (1960) and The Spoilt City (1962), ...
Their wanderings in the interior of Algeria are described in every vivid detail of
physical discomfort and dirt. Port dies meaninglessly of typhoid at a French
military post (“His cry went on through the final image: the spots of raw bright
blood on ...
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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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