The New Republic Volume 9

The New Republic Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...Octavo $3. 50 By Louis U. Wilkinson "The book is a unique combination of delicacy. frankness and strength.... Edward Raynes is a new type in fiction, yet his psychology is a peculiarly real one not only in England but in America/'--Currenl Opinion. ALFRED A. KNOPF, Publisher 220 West Forty-Second Street, New York Buy the BORZOI BOOKS from your booleseuar. Ho hill them. If you want a eomplate mlaloq ndrlrrss the publisher. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIJIIllIllIllIIlllllllIllIIIIIllIllllIIIdIIIIIlllllllllllllllllllllllllIlllllllllilltllllllllllllIIIIIllIlllllllllllllllllllflllllltlllllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllilllll lllllll' of the favorite American method of illuminating denouement. A thousand incompetent authors have employed this old-fashioned method of rambling narrative, only to reveal their hopeless mediocrity. But Hudson conquers by itnor is it a case of stooping to conquer. The older method of approach is for him still the vigorous and upstanding method. Running through the stories, like the reverberations of a screw in a steamer, are reminiscences and hints of mighty traditions of Poe's settings, of Fielding's dry discursiveness, of Hardy's power to summon and vivify the country cretin, of Defoe's depiction of the preposterous in terms of naive realism. And all these influences are reflected very delicately and subtly in the texture of Hudson's narrative; there is no conscious imitation. Yet the specific and memorable quality of these stories does not lie in their being clever collections of the sticks of tradition, polished dry and bright by the skill of authors long since dead. Their real quality is something plastic and individua1--and something extremely diflicult to define. " El...show more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236756150
  • 9781236756152