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... Lionel Trilling , in The Liberal Imagination : For our time the most effective
agent of the moral imagination has been the novel of the last two hundred years .
It was never , either aesthetically or morally , a perfect form and its faults and
Grandiose and improbable as his imagination was , it was always applied to the
world outside it , and it was always moved by certain abstract ideas , the ideas of
greatness and nobility , kingship , ancient families , and youth . The young men ...
So far as we can label him at all , he was a fantasist , and he forces us to accept
the world he creates by the sheer compelling power of the intensity of his
imagination . It was an hallucinatory imagination , and so long as he remains
within the ...
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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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