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We know , too , what the novelist sets out to do when he writes a novel . Like any other artist the novelist is a maker . He is making an imitation , an imitation of the life of man on earth . He is making , it might be said , a working ...
through character can the novelist's apprehensions of man's fate be uttered at all . When Mrs. Leavis , in Fiction and the Reading Public , says that “ all a novelist need do is to provide bold outlines , and the reader will cooperate ...
Every novelist , then , gives us in his novels his own personal , idiosyncratic vision of the world . The vision is acted out by images of men and women . It is , so to speak , populated ; and this is why we may quite legitimately talk ...
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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 EARLY VICTORIANS
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