The Thirties: A Dream Revolved

The Thirties: A Dream Revolved

The Thirties: A Dream Revolved

The Thirties: A Dream Revolved

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I was looking again into Texts and Pretexts when it occurred to me that the form used by Aldous Huxley for this book, a blend of quotation and discursive comment, might be adapted in writing about the nineteen-thirties. The idea of making a book about the Thirties had been in my mind for a long while: some sort of anthology, The Best of Thirties Verse, perhaps--it was in these hackneyed terms that my thoughts moved first. But the best Thirties verse is pretty well known, and the feeling of a decade (it was this precious butterfly of Feeling, I soon saw, that I was after) isn't caught by displaying little gems of poetry, however genuine and typical. And may . . .

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