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see the action mainly through the eyes of the prosecuting counsel, young Abner
Coates, the assistant district attorney; and the last lines of the novel, a dialogue
between Abner and his father, a retired judge, express what seems Cozzens's ...
But his rendering of it and of its relation to the public world of man's life in society
seems not to be quite under his control. It is as though the realistic novel he
seems to have set out to write, the novel that can stand as an acceptable
paradigm of ...
It contains—or seems, in the light of the Glass stories, to contain—a view of life
that has to be scrutinized, however gladly one salutes Salinger's remarkable feat
in getting inside the skin and the mind of a boy in early adolescence.
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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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