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lives . Because of this , we cannot hope to be able to judge them as we can novelists of the past . The critical approach to our contemporaries must differ from the critical approach to writers of the past , if only because we are too ...
Human life , as Ford reveals it in his novels , is meaningless , and his values are purely stoic . Dowell , in The Good Soldier , asks : Are all men's lives like the lives of us good 394 THE ENGLISH NOVEL.
Are all men's lives like the lives of us good people - like the lives of the Ashburnhams , of the Dowells , of the Ruffords— broken , tumultuous , agonized , and unromantic lives , periods punctuated by screams , by imbecilities ...
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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