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But these are minor matters . She placed her ... her monks and nuns , the
embodiments of hooded superstition , her bandits and her villains , were to
become in a matter of years part of the territory and inhabitants of poetry proper .
And beyond ...
Flaubert's aims , it is true , were not those of Dostoevsky or Tolstoy , yet in spite of
the genuineness of his affinity with Dickens , Dostoevsky , with his tremendous
subject - matter of man in relation to God , is plainly using the novel with a depth ...
The root of the whole matter ' , he said , “ is that a novel is not a transcript of life ,
to be judged by its exactitude ; but a simplification of some side or point of life , to
stand or fall by its significant simplicity . ' With this James had no difficulty in ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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