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The overriding single ^ubject of these later novels is money., which is itself a
symbol, and the things that go with money, power, , position, and so on. (In
passing, one may point out, because Dickens himself seemed unconsciously
aware of it, ...
I Forster's short stories the symbol is often Greece, in the early nove Italy. These
symbols are not sentimentalized, for Greece contains Pa; and Forster's symbol
always includes the life of impulse, of impuk even to brutishness and cruelty.
Any such exploration must be through the symbol, since the unconscious, as
unconscious, is by definition unknowable; or rather, is knowable only through the
symbol. Lawrence is a master of the symbol in the psychological sense, as Jung
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The Eighteenth Century
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