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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 near our ...
Ford liberates his characters — Henry, Katherine, Cranmer, the Princess Mary,
Cromwell, Throckmorton, and the rest — from the associations encrusting them
from four centuries of bitter sectarian history, so that they live as human beings.
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, by deaths,
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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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