The Status of the Novel

Muir, Edwin
August 1941
New Republic;8/11/41, Vol. 105 Issue 6, p193
Focuses on the position of novelist fifty or a hundred years ago and his position today one finds. Report on modern novel that is like a sentence that sets out confidently; Admiration of writer's skill in insinuating explanatory and qualifying clauses and all sorts of parentheses; Lack of a normal order in which existence would have unity and meaning; Reference to two books "Joseph Andrews" and "Wuthering Heights."


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