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The narrator is at once of and outside the society described , detached enough to know that it is comic and to rejoice in the comedy , but her affection for it such that no comedy was ever less satirical ; the humor is an expression of ...
A good novel is untrue only in the sense that the events described in it have not actually happened . If the novel is successful one must feel that if they were to happen they would do so precisely as the novelist says .
... which is a brilliant fabrication, as may be seen when the figure of the god Quetzalcoatl is compared with the African carving described in Women in Love of "a woman sitting naked in a strange posture, and looking tortured, ...
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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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