TITLE

ENGLISH FICTION AT MID-CENTURY

AUTHOR(S)
Bowen, Elizabeth
PUB. DATE
September 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;9/21/53, Vol. 129 Issue 8, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information related to English literature. In European countries, certainly, life and art are still seeking their footing in their actual time, both have the stigmata of an over-long drawn-out adolescence. The mid-century call for an exhibition may therefore be said to have taken us by surprise, and found us unready, in disarray. The English inter-war novel, it seems now, was somewhat "out" in its concept of what makes tragedy. It did not finally diagnose the modern uneasiness, dislocation. The salutary value of the exterior, the comfortable sanity of the concrete came to be realised only when the approach of the second World War forced one to envisage wholesale destruction.
ACCESSION #
14484526

 

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