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In this chapter I shall take for granted much of the basic critical discussion about
the Americanness of American literature : the ground has already been well
covered by such distinguished critics as Leslie Fiedler, Richard Poirer, R. W. B.
The whole genre has been discussed at length in a splendid essay by R. W. B.
Lewis, 'Days of Wrath and Laughter', included in his book Trials of The Word.
Lewis shows the preoccupation with the biblical apocalypse evident in much ...
R. W. B. Lewis (Trials of the Word, 1965: p. 231) suggestively relates V. to Gudrun
in Lawrence's Women in Love, who is described as 'a new Daphne, turning not
into a tree but a machine'. Certainly Women in Love is full of apocalyptic motifs, ...
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Crazy uneven: the introductory chapters are great. Bergonzi was clearly at his best making general arguments, and the contrasts he draws between American and English literature are interesting. But in ... Read full review
Character and Liberalism
The Ideology of Being English
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