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But these are minor matters . ... and forests , her monks and nuns , the embodiments of hooded superstition , her bandits and her villains , were to become in a matter of years part of the territory and inhabitants of poetry proper .
were not those of Dostoevski or Tolstoi ; yet in spite of the genuineness of his affinity with Dickens , Dostoevski , with 7 his tremendous subject matter of man in relation to God , is plainly using the novel with a depth of ...
“ The root of the whole matter , " he said , " is that a novel is not a transcript of life , to be judged by its exactitude ; but a simplification of some side or point of life , to stand or fall by its significant simplicity .
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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