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It tends always to the abstract, and to the distortion of the reality of the artist's
material for the sake of the pattern imposed upon it. Some critics find this, for
instance, in the work of Henry James in his last phase. Readers who rejoice
especially in ...
Dickens's commission was to illustrate drawings of similar comic sportsmen by
the artist Robert Seymour. He persuaded the publishers, However, to change the
original idea somewhat and invented the character of Mr Pickwick. As he wrote ...
Stephen Dedalus says, in A Portrait of the Artist : The artist, like the God of
creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible,
refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his finger-nails. Joyce himself is
refined out of ...
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next ... Read full review
The Eighteenth Century
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