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Dickens is poetic not as a result of any especial use of language, but by virtue of
the intensity of his visual sense and his awareness of relationships below the
conscious level. He is a symbolist; his work is poetic as dreams are poetic.
Passages comparable may be found in Meredith's other novels, in Beauchamp's
Career especially. Unless we may call them poetry we have no word adequately
to describe them. The passage is complex, but the complexity is that of poetry.
nature interpreted by superstition, and it is the poetic quality of the whole that
makes the superstition credible. The poetry heightens and deepens our sense of
Henchard's tragic fate. Two instances of this poetry may be quoted: the moment ...
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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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