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Yet the effect of the Elizabethan drama, and of Shakespeare above all, on the
novel in England can scarcely be overestimated. It was immeasurably greater
than that of the fiction of the period. To read the great Elizabethan plays as novels
They show how generally applicable were the methods of producing the effect of
reality he had devised in that book. Of his other fictions the two most outstanding
now are A Journal of the Plague Year, perhaps the most convincing recreation ...
He is saying, in effect, much what Wyndham Lewis has said in The Writer and the
Absolute: . . . there is in all those arts which parallel nature something like a law
obliging the artist to a fanatical scrupulosity, as it were a physical incapacity to ...
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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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