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His style is commonplace , so that he relies wholly on the interest of his subject
matter ; when the subject matter is dull Trollope is dull . He has no sense of form ;
he was content to produce a story that would , somehow , fill three volumes of a ...
were not those of Dostoevski or Tolstoi ; yet in spite of the genuineness of his
affinity with Dickens , Dostoevski , with his tremendous subject matter of man in
relation to God , is plainly using the novel with a depth of seriousness quite
The root of the whole matter , " he said , " is that a novel is not a transcript of life ,
to be judged by its exactitude ; but a simplification of some side or point of life , to
stand or fall by its significant simplicity . " With this James had no difficulty in ...
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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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