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other than the lyric poet — to create characters ... long ago invaded criticism of
the novel . Character , it is contended , is the creation of the reader , not the writer
. Doubtless it is no argument to say that novelists themselves have commonly ...
It has often been noted that there is no communication between the characters in
a Dickens novel : they are isolated , self - soliloquizing beings borne along each
upon his balloon of individual fantasy . Here , it seems to me , Dickens is much ...
For the English , there is always a tendency for character to be an end in itself ,
valuable in its own right ; the French are interested in a character as the instance
of a general law or because a general law may be deduced from it . Perhaps this
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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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