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But symbols, if they are successful, transcend what we may call their prose
translations. If true symbols, they can never be reduced to what their creator
believes they stand for. It is an index of Godwin's successful use of symbol that
the reader ...
In Dombey and Son, the symbol of money power is Mr. Dombey himself, to
whose pride of position as the British merchant everything must be sacrificed —
affections, wife, children. The money power he represents drags classes higher, ...
Mrs. Moore seems to me a wholly successful symbol. What she means cannot be
paraphrased, though one might make many guesses about her significance. She
is among other things obviously a Magna Mater figure, older than English and ...
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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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