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Much more lively and affecting must be the style of those who write in the height
of a present distress; the mind tortured by the pangs of uncertainty (the events
then hidden in the womb of fate); than the dry, narrative, unanimated style of a ...
When one looks at his fiction àSTâ whole, however, it seems much more likely
than not that Meredith's present eclipse will prove only temporary. The reasons
for the eclipse are obvious enough. His philosophy has worn badly. Its essence is
The figure of Irene, never present except through the sense of the other
characters, is a concretion of disturbing beauty impinging on a possessive world.
But as a symbol of beauty and its disturbing influence Irene, whom Soames
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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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