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Thus E. M. Forster, in Aspects of the Novel: and if we want the case against Scott
we cannot do better than continue the quotation: He is seen to have a trivial mind
and a heavy style. He cannot construct. He has neither artistic detachment nor ...
Beneath the surface of things for Forster, then, is a nullity, a void. Fundamentally,
Forster is a tragic humanist for whom man is justified by his self -awareness and
by the fruits of his imagination, by the arts and, especially perhaps, by music.
This failure in the symbol which is Forster's measuring rod of his upper-class,
public school, Anglo-Saxon characters is still more evident in The Longest
Journey (1907), in many ways the most delightful of his novels. Its theme is reality
and its ...
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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
THE FIRST GENERA
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