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The Dixie LimitedWriters on William Faulkner and His Influence$
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M. Thomas Inge

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496803382

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.001.0001

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Review of Soldiers’ Pay

Review of Soldiers’ Pay

(p.46) Review of Soldiers’ Pay
The Dixie Limited

Arnold Bennett

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter is an essay which reviews Soldiers' Pay, which it calls a war-book. Soldiers' Pay is about returned soldiers, and the whole story revolves around a terribly scarred aviator who dies of war. War-scenes are directly and well described in the book. The text points out a number of flaws in Soldiers' Pay. It claims that William Faulkner's novel is clumsily constructed, being lopsided; the opening chapters, though admirable, are far too long. Furthermore, the book is over-emphasized throughout and some of the locutions are irritating. A more serious fault, however, is that the book is difficult to read.

Keywords:   novel, William Faulkner, Soldiers' Pay, soldiers, war

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