Review of The Novels of Kylie Tennant by Margaret Dick
When all reservations are made, we can feel nothing but gratitude to Miss Dick for a full-length contribution to the study of a writer whose special kind of importance has not received enough attention. If her book expedites the publication of the complete version of The Joyful Condemned, it will amply justify its existence. But more than that, it fulfils the first requirement of a work of criticism: it sends us back to the books themselves. If what we find there is not quite what we were led to believe, at least we have been stimulated to test our impressions and make our own new discoveries.
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