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The point is that they are all rooted in the most palpable kinds of material reality,
the reality of life shaped by the forces of history, or the reality of work, of
traditional skills and professions. These realities give them reality. And what is
At the same time, the women in the novel, the old Kirstie and the young, for the
first time in Stevenson have reality, and their reality is vibrant. Weir of Hermiston
strikes us as a fragment of epic. We know that the Lord Justice-Clerk was based
Its theme is reality and its nature, as is made plain in the first chapter, in which the
hero Rickie, then an undergraduate, is discussing with his friends the
metaphysical problem, Does a cow exist when there is no one there to see it?
Rickie is in ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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