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It is a political satire, or rather, a satire on political naivety. Its theme is the
difference between political reality, which for Lewis means the pursuit of power,
and political illusions. The action takes place in Spain and in London just before
Warren shows us politics, the struggle for and control of power in a state, as it
might have existed in any Italian principality ... He is the disillusioned idealist who
, discovering the political naivety of his pristine idealism, must fight his political ...
They are, as the course of the novel makes plain, political innocents living in a
world of illusions, and dangerous because of their very innocence and good
intentions. They have no real knowledge of Communism as a political creed as ...
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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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