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His novels form a comic dramatization of the intellectual notions of his age. For
anything comparable in our time we would need to imagine a novelist
intellectually powerful enough to satirize in one book the exponents of, say,
It is from the identification that The Mill on the Floss gets its power and its charm.
As a detailed rendering of the growth of a girl to young womanhood, a girl
marked by intellectual distinction, a generously ardent nature, and a strong
capacity for ...
In the passionately felt character of Peake, with his remarkable career of
intellectual dissimulation — and of his intellectual distinction we are never in the
least doubt — Gissing approaches the intensity and power of the Russian
novelists he ...
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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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