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In Dombey and Son, the symbol of money power is Mr. Dombey himself, to
whose pride of position as the British merchant everything must be sacrificed —
affections, wife, children. The money power he represents drags classes higher, ...
Against these values is set the symbol of a different way of life. In Forster's short
stories the symbol is often Greece, in the early novels Italy. These symbols are
not sentimentalized, for Greece contains Pan, and Forster's symbol THE NOVEL
Mrs. Moore seems to me a wholly successful symbol. What she means cannot be
paraphrased, though one might make many guesses about her significance. She
is among other things obviously a Magna Mater figure, older than English and ...
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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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