Christie believes that as the test of Christopher Isherwood's emerging realism, "The Mortmere Stories" invite critical reassessments of the authors' purported immaturity. A juxtaposition of Isherwood's pastoral and his subsequent, trademark realism suggests a contingent rather than linear development of the two forms, a development relying in no small part upon a conflicting dynamic that can produce innovative dialogic effects.
|Number of pages||31|
|Journal||Modern Fiction Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|