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The great theme of the European novel, and perhaps especially of the English
novel, has been man's life in society; more precisely, the education of men and
women, in the sense of their learning to distinguish, through their inescapable ...
American society, Crèvecoeur writes, is not composed, as in Europe, of great
lords who possess everything, and of a herd of people who have nothing. Here
are no aristocratical families, no courts, no kings, no bishops, no ecclesiastical ...
Continually, there is the opting out of society. In our time, the great example of
this is Hemingway. From a European point of view, it must seem a weakness in
him, the fundamental weakness, that after his early stories he could not take in 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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