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It is evident notably in Young People (1958): The first moral compulsion ought to
be to understand. I'm not saying tout comprendre, c'est tout pardonner, far from it.
But I am saying that passing moral judgments should be open to you only when ...
Harris's career is very subtly unfolded; and it is exactly here that Cooper's refusal
to be drawn into moral judgments, whether directly or by implication, stands him
in such good stead. Harris is a bad lot; he trails unhappiness and disaster in his ...
Perhaps, but that hardly mattered beside the existence of a moral seriousness
that could be made apparent without the aid of evangelical puffing and blowing. It
was precisely the element of moral seriousness that one hadn't spotted in Lucky ...
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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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