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... Scott ' s first novels and those of Dickens only two seem to me to have merit
enough to keep their works still worth reading in their own right ; the others
whose names suryive in literary history have only the wannest kind of historical
interest , inclination , or the desire for fame or money , but simply from duty .
Some , like the novelist Mrs . Wannup , are very poor ; others , like Tietjens , very
rich ; it makes no difference : they are members of an elite so well established
that it ...
Will interest in the novel then be exhausted ? If it is , Ulysses will have been
proved a gigantic stillbirth . But it may be that the real fructifying interest in the
novel will begin to operate only after the scholiasts have finished their work . In
any case ...
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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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