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The American imagination, like the New England Puritan mind itself, seems less
interested in redemption than in the melodrama of the eternal struggle of good
and evil, less interested in incarnation and reconciliation than in alienation and ...
It is a dangerous device that succeeds much less well in Gerhardi's later books.
The most ambitious of these is Resurrection (1934), which Gerhardi himself calls
an autobiographical novel. Certainly the hero and narrator is a novelist who has ...
But it is no less apparent in careerists like Quiggin and Mark Members and in
intriguers like Sillery. The converse of the will to power is the envy of failure:
against Widmerpool must be set Uncle Giles; and one sometimes feels that it is
his early ...
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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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