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"The Revolution in Literature" (1935)

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  • miketooney49
    C. Day-Lewis (a.k.a. Nicholas Blake ) just before the publication of his first mystery novel. Nothing at all about detective fiction, however, unless you
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      C. Day-Lewis (a.k.a. "Nicholas Blake") just before the
      publication of his first mystery novel. Nothing at all
      about detective fiction, however, unless you think
      of it as a "fairy-tale," but his communist leanings
      are strongly hinted at near the end.

      Excerpt:

      "In the nearer future I think it likely that literature
      will divide into two main streams. On the one hand,
      morality writing -- conveyed through fairy-tales,
      allegory, satire, and perhaps a new kind of semi-
      religious drama based on the revelations of recent
      psychologists. On the other hand, a form of writing
      somewhat akin to music, depending on highly elabo-
      rated sounds, intense verbal subtlety, and complex
      patterns of association."
      - 'The Living Age,' May 1935, "The Revolution in
      Literature," by C. Day Lewis
      - http://www.unz.org/Pub/LivingAge-1935may-00255?View=PDFPages

      Wikipedia: http://tinyurl.com/2bp8y5

      GAD Wiki: http://tinyurl.com/cb44afv

      UNZ:
      - http://www.unz.org/Author/LewisCecilDay?Col=-1
      - http://www.unz.org/Author/BlakeNicholas
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