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It affects us as Gibbon ' s does , or Macaulay ' s ; it acimits of no hesitations , no
half lights ; it is completely sure , completely dogmatic . Above all , it is witty . The
very structure of his sentences is witty , and his epigrams invite the reader into his
Marlow , in Lord Jim , notes of sea captains forced to abandon their ships : “
There was a villainy of circumstance that cut these men off more completely from
the rest of mankind , whose ideal of conduct had never undergone the trial of a ...
... is compared with the African carving described in Women in Love of "a woman
sitting naked in a strange posture, and looking tortured, her abdomen stuck out,"
a true symbol for a way of life which can never be completely apprehended.
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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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