Elinor Glyn | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Raymond Mortimer

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Elinor Glyn.
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Critical Essay by Raymond Mortimer

SOURCE: "A Review", in The New Statesman: A Weekly Review of Politics and Literature, Vol. XXI, May, 1923, pp. 144-146.

In the following essay, Mortimer praises Glyn's ability to treat scandalous material, and calls her novel The Great Moment "a sociological phenomenon."

David Garnett and Elinor Glyn! Some like one, and some like the other, but is it not ridiculous to say that Mrs. Glyn's work is inferior to Mr. Garnett's? As well protest that the Hammam Turkish Baths are not so good as the operas of Mozart! Lady into Fox is a work of art (I take Mr. Garnett as an example because he has gained his reputation, not by splitting psychological hairs, but by his superb accomplishment in narrative). The Great Moment is a sociological phenomenon. The two books attain their...

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