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He is saying , in effect , much what Wyndham Lewis has said in The Writer and
the Absolute : there is in all those arts which parallel nature something like a law
obliging the artist to a fanatical scrupulosity , as it were a physical incapacity to ...
The story is told by Conrad's famous narrator Marlow and , within its positively
dense atmosphere of death , decay , and the cruelties of imperialistic exploitation
, it relates the effect on Marlow of the blackness of Africa , its otherness ...
It is essentially eloquent , a prose of peroration , to the total effect of which
everything is subdued : choice of words , rhythms , balance of clauses , length of
sentences , culmination of paragraph . The total effect aimed at , as in James's
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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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