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After a time one realizes— with some surprise, so unemphatic is Garnett's
manner—that in this novel Garnett has become the novelist as historian of his
own times. To say that the action of the novel moves against the panorama of
We are here, one realizes, very much in the tradition of Scottish backbiting and
sardonic satire; but, much more important, it enables Gibbon, without sacrificing
the unity of the whole, to show us the whole action from a multiplicity of points of ...
It does not end until Leventhal realizes: “Admittedly, like others, he had been in
the wrong ... Everybody committed errors and offences. But it was supremely
plain to him that everything, without exception, took place as if within a single
soul or ...
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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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