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lives. Because of this, we cannot hope to be able to judge them as we can
novelists of the past. The critical approach to our contemporaries must differ from
the critical approach to writers of the past, if only because we are too near our ...
Then there is Mr. Osbaldistone's clerk, Owen, who lives and thinks wholly in
terms of clerkliness. We move north, to the border, to Osbaldistone Hall, the
family seat, where the family of Frank's uncle, Sir Hildebrand, consume an
existence that ...
Are all men's lives like the lives of us good people—like the lives of the
Ashburnhams, of the Dowells, of the Ruffords— broken, tumultuous, agonized,
and unromantic lives, periods punctuated by screams, by imbecilities, by deaths,
by agonies ...
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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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