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In 1678, a tinker and itinerant preacher, in jail for his religious convictions, wrote
The Pilgrim's Progress; in 1719, a failed haberdasher who had turned journalist
and government spy wrote Robinson Crusoe, and, three years later, Moll ...
In France, Montesquieu wrote his Lettres Persanes, and forty years later
Goldsmith in England wrote The Citizen of the World; both had the same intention
, to show the West how it might appear to an intelligent man from the world
outside the ...
He wrote, of the genesis of the Tietjens books: “I needed someone, some
character, in lasting tribulation —with a permanent shackle and ball on his leg. . .
. A physical defect it could not be, for if I wrote about that character he would have
to go ...
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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