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It is a story about a steamer, the Archimedes, and the behaviour of her officers
and crew in a hurricane where no hurricane should be. It has a freshness, an
immediacy, I no longer find in Typhoon, a freshness that comes from the
His attitude towards the Buchans and their values is expressed in his behaviour
at Mrs Buchan's funeral, when he mounts his horse and rides away: 'I can't even
remember their names. I meet them but I don't know who they are. And by God ...
One of the best first novels of our time was Doris Lessing's The Grass Is Singing (
1950). The story of a town girl married to a farmer in Africa, and of her behaviour
towards her Negro servants, behaviour reflecting her own inner uncertainty and ...
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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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