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What matters is Fielding ' s endless fertility of comic invention . According to
Fielding , Homer had written a comic epic which , had it not been lost , would
have been a model of its kind as his epics are in tragedy . Elizabeth Jenkins , in
William Carleton was less preoccupied with comic Irishmen ; even so , his most
famous novel , Fardorougha the Miser , does not bear much examination . Dimly ,
in this story of a miser ' s obsession and the brutal revenge wreaked upon him ...
The first thing that needs stressing , it seems to me , is that , whatever else he is
not , Joyce is a very great comic writer , a comic writer of the quality of Rabelais
and Sterne . In my view this is the most useful point of departure from which to ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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