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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 is ...
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
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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