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The very fact that Shakespeare wrote in English made the novel as it was written
in nineteenth-century France, for example, impossible in England except as an
occasional sport. Since Shakespeare has always been the ultimate standard of ...
Had Congreve written his squib when he was older he would undoubtedly have
set it in London, with a much greater gain in reality. But what is interesting now is
Congreve's avowed intention in this story "to imitate Dramatick Writing, namely, ...
The sources of the book have been hunted down by scholars, but his
indebtedness to earlier writers cannot take away ... of course, consciously writing
a novel; he was writing a spoof autobiography which was to be taken by his
readers as fact.
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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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