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There are few novels we can discuss as we can the Immortality Ode , and one reason for this is the much greater compactness of poetry as compared with prose , the much greater degree of crystallization which takes place in a poem .
Again House sums up : “ One of the reasons why , in the fifties , his novels begin to show a greater complication of plot than before , is that he was intending to use them as a vehicle for more concentrated sociological argument .
It is hardly too much to say that the greater part of his significant work is a dramatization of the conflict between good and evil . James's range as a novelist was considerably greater than one might guess either from his admirers or ...
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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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