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Every installment had to come to a climax of suspense , action and excitement
must be maintained at all costs , so that the fluctuations of public demand tended
to dictate the course future action would take . The one test of success was ...
This , ” he is saying , “ is life as I have known it " ; and he comments on the action
and characters as he goes along , makes a generalization , and illustrates it with
a brilliant scene , a passage of dialogue , which always takes the action a little ...
Analysis does not create him ; in a sense indeed , it is as it were detachable from
him , almost as though it were an essayist ' s running commentary on the
inimitably dramatized action . But it does illuminate him as the representative of 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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