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... of fine consciences," a phrase the richer for its possible ambiguity, since there
seems some doubt whether Conrad was using the word "conscience" in its
normal English sense or in its French meaning of percep- \ tion, consciousness.
tion. The novel is conceived on a much smaller scale than anything in Dickens,
but Dickens himself created no surer character than Mr. Polly. He is in many ways
the hero of a fairy story, but a hero he is, and has his moment of recognition as ...
Like Pater's, her attitude to experience is aesthetic. ) Transience is the very stuff
of her material. In a novel like > Mrs. Dalloway one sees life as in a state of
constant crea- I tion, changing endlessly from moment to moment, like a ' fountain
, 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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