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Joyce and Lawrence, with their lesser coevals, represent something like a
watershed between the novel of the past and the contemporary novel. The
contemporary novel has its own problems, its own excellencies, and, I would say,
its own ...
Hardy was the quintessential younger, as George Eliot had been the
quintessential strict, contemporary of these scientists and philosophers, and
therein lies a considerable part of the difference in their attitudes to life and to
their fictional ...
He could do no other, for he had taken his theme and his hero from a strictly
contemporary world, and Jude is a man who must be defeated by the
contemporary world; his morbid sensibility is "planted" for us in the second
chapter of the novel.
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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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