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'As apprehended by the literary imagination', Chase writes, 'New England
Puritanism, with its grand metaphors of election and damnation, its opposition of
the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness, its eternal and autonomous ...
Yet, more than any writer of our time, English or American, he is the novelist of
the creative imagination, for the creative imagination is the quality he most values
in human beings. And the creative action of the imagination is unceasing and ...
... 286; his background, 242; novelist of the creative imagination, 242; four main
groups of his novels, 243; the African novels, 243–4; delineation of children, 244;
the Sara MondayWilcher-Gulley Jimson sequence, 244–7; decline of his powers,
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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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