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Mrs Gamp, of course, is the , shining example in Dickens of what I have called the
poetry of the comic; only a great poet could have invented her; she belongs to the
same order of creation as Falstaff. ^ It has often been noted that there is no ...
Passages comparable may be found in Meredith's other novels, in Beauchamp's
Career especially. Unless we may call them poetry we have no word adequately
to describe them. The passage is complex, but the complexity is that of poetry.
Poetry is the constant attendant of Hardy's tragic characters. It 1s not an
intellectual poetry, like Meredith's; it is much more primitive and magical, and
always it heightens the significance of the characters and the reader's
consciousness of their ...
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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
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