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It is not simply that the songs, so contrasted in their moods, are placed in
juxtaposition or that, as in all Peacock's novels, they aerate the dialogue and
keep it bubbling with a liveliness additional to that of the text, so that, when we
look back on ...
One of the constant cries of his Notebooks is “Dramatize, only dramatize!' while
throughout his criticism there runs the analogy by which the novel is seen as
composition or 'the fictive picture'. There is no contradiction; he is simply invoking,
In To the Lighthouse the issue is simply whether or not a family on holiday in the
Hebrides will be able to row out to the lighthouse. In The Waves action in any
normal sense is dispensed with altogether. Yet even so slight as action is in her ...
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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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