Books: English Literary Horizon

THE BLAZE OF NOON—Rayner Hep-pens-tall—Alliance ($2.50).

Very quiet and seldom widely advertised are the deep changes of popular mood and imagination by which literature grows. A great war may hasten such changes even when it obscures them from public view. Thus obscurely in the years from 1914 to 1918 James Joyce labored in Trieste and Zurich over Ulysses, Marcel Proust labored in Paris over Remembrance of Things Past—two mighty realizations of European life which the next generation of writers and readers tried to absorb.

So far as English literature still belongs to the English, little...

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