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What matters is Fielding's endless fertility of comic invention . According to Fielding , Homer had written a comic epic which , had it not been lost ...
This is so regardless of whether he is describing characters that are formally comic . In Dombey , for instance , or Carker in the same novel , or Headstone ...
... with the routs and dances and dinners , the horse play , the crude surgery and purges , the comic duels prompted by bewildered misunderstandings .
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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 EARLY VICTORIANS
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