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is the final rendering of what may be called the Gissing man; he is much less
interesting when abstracted from life. In the novels at least he has to struggle with
society, and he appears in all the novels as fundamentally the same character, ...
Gissing tends to write of the Warricombes, who are wealthy manufacturers of
some culture, as though they were almost Renaissance princes. This scarcely
matters, for if the romanticizing was part of Gissing's illusion it was also part of
Gissing said that the novelists who had helped him most were the French and
Russian, and their influence upon him is obvious enough: Zola in the novels of
working-class Hfe, Maupassant in The Odd Women, and Turgenev in bis more ...
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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
s THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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