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The divergence is radical, and light is thrown upon it by F. R. Leavis's note on
Wuthering Heights in The Great Tradition: I have said nothing about Wuthering
Heights because that astonishing work seems to me a kind of sport ... Emily
Not one of them has any close kinship with the massive, temperate, moralistic
rendering of life and thought we associate with Mr Leavis's “great tradition”.' From
the very beginning, American novelists themselves have been aware of their ...
It is not a narrow one; and since the novel is anyway an international form, the
English novelist may derive in part from traditions of the novel as they exist
outside England; he may draw on Dostoevsky or Proust or Joyce, to say nothing
of the ...
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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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