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Dickens is poetic not as a result of any especial use of lariguage, but by virtue of
the intensity of his visual sense and his awareness of relationships below the
conscious level. He is a symbolist; his work is poetic as dreams are poetic.
... Troy, her complete possession by him, is shown in the most striking way
possible; she is as much his victim, as helpless before him, as if she had really
met him in the field of battle. Poetry is the constant attendant of Hardy's tragic
nature interpreted by superstition, and it is the poetic quality of the whole that
makes the superstition credible. The poetry heightens and deepens our sense of
Henchard's tragic fate. Two instances of this poetry may be quoted: the moment ...
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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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