Books: When the Dam Breaks

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Not since its brief awakening after the Civil War has Southern literary life been as lively as it is now. Not since that same period has Southern life changed as rapidly as it is now changing. Political and economic news from the South is confused and contradictory; but Southern literary news snaps and crackles with unexpected items—with new writers discovered and old writers coming back, new magazines popping up and every mail bringing to publishers' desks fresh evidence of the South's literary ferment. In England (where T. S. Eliot's Criterion...

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