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characters are human. Caldwell's is the comedy of degradation, and it is probably
the most squalid comedy that has ever been written. Caldwell creates a world in
which human dignity does not exist, in which there are neither human rights nor ...
Like Joe Christmas, all that Charles Le Bon asks for is the moment of recognition,
as a son, as a human being. 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
... of T. F. Powys. If they differ from other human beings they do so only in degree;
the laws that govern their being are universal laws. And all the time, almost as the
soil from which they spring, the common business of human existence is ...
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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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