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of lyricism which makes them the prose equivalent of the Elizabethan song and
the limpid pastoral verses of Robert Greene himself. The romantic and pastoral,
however, is only one part of Elizabethan prose fiction. Something akin to the ...
Understandably, for as a writer of imaginative prose he was unequaled in his age
by any except Shakespeare, Jonson, and Webster. And his prose is still a living
thing; in our own time it has influenced both James Joyce and Wyndham Lewis.
The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature lists one hundred and fifty
prose tales written in English and published between 15oo and 1660, the great
majority of them later than 1580; and there are almost as many translations from
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The Eighteenth Century
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