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It is direct, unaffected, the product of a mind stored with knowledge of men and of
books—he is always driving a point home with an apt quotation, from the classics
or from Shakespeare. He is telling a story, the action of which has been long ...
technique with Virginia Woolf's, and perhaps the quota. tion of a passage from
her essay on the modern novel will indicate, better than anything else, the nature
of Sterne's mind and its perceptions. Examine for a moment an ordinary mind on
Sterne had good philosophical and psychological bases for his view of the mind's
workings; he was writing in accord with Locke's theory that the association of
ideas in the mind was an irrational process, but he was also writing as it were a ...
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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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