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... novels and those of Dickens only two seem to me to have merit enough to keep their works still worth reading in their own right ; the others whose names survive in literary history have only the wannest kind of historical interest .
... to provide a plot , to provide comedy , tragedy , love interest , and an air of probability embalming the whole so impeccable that if all his figures were to come to life they would find themselves dressed down to the last button of ...
Will interest in the novel then be exhausted ? If it is , Ulysses will have been proved a gigantic stillbirth . But it may be that the real fructifying interest in the novel will begin to operate only after the scholiasts have finished ...
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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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