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Emily Bronte broke completely, and in the most challenging way, both with the
Scott tradition that imposed on the novelist a romantic resolution of his themes,
and with the tradition coming down from the eighteenth century that demanded a
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 ...
But, in World Enough and Time to a degree even beyond All the King's Men, he
appears as the principal inheritor in our time of the most dubious element in the
tradition of the South, Southern rhetoric, that love of words, even to the extent of ...
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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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