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At the same time, one cannot deny life to the caricatures; the caricature is a
perfectly legitimate form of character creation, for the quality we call life in a
character comes as much from the passion the author brings to its making as
from truth to ...
He has neither artistic detachment nor passion, and how can a writer who is
devoid of both, create characters who will move us deeply? Artistic detachment—
perhaps it is priggish to ask for that. But passion—surely passion is low-brow ...
The lack of feeling for sexual passion, indeed, this deliberate turning away from it,
makes Adam Bede's marriage to Dinah at the end of the book difficult to accept.
And here a further complication obtrudes: neither Adam nor Dinah quite ...
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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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