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These novels are critical in attitude; it is as though the novelist has come to his
subject — America or some aspect of America — with a pattern in his mind of
what life in America should be which he has to set against the actualities of
Finally, in the absence of a novelist great enough to transcend it, the British class
system itself was enough to prevent the appearance of an English novelist large
enough to take in the experience of the time. Good social novels were written, ...
Such a novelist is Robert Liddell, an unprolific writer whose finest novel, The Last
Enchantments, was published in 1948. This novel is closely related to his critical
book, A Treatise on the Novel, which appeared a year earlier. Here, Liddell ...
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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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