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If the great theme of American fiction has been the exploration of what it means to
be an American, expressed often in ... a whole world to roam over, the great
overriding preoccupation of English fiction throughout its history has been class.
They capture the disintegration of Germany, the years of crisis and chaos, of
mass unemployment, internecine warfare between Nazis and Communists, the
whole horror of a nation's degeneracy, as no other work of fiction has done.
Eustace seems to me among the most completely successful charactercreations
in contemporary fiction, and, at first glance, everything might seem to have been
against Hartley here. A nervous, diffident, timid, over-scrupulous, as it were ...
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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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