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He has neither artistic detachment nor passion, and how can a writer who is
devoid of both, create characters who will move us deeply? Artistic detachment—
perhaps it is priggish to ask for that. But passion—surely passion is low-brow ...
In all the speeches of his characters, however absurd they may be, there is a kind
of passion, the passion of the self-absorbed, the crank. For the moment, Peacock
has become the crank in question, Mr. Escot, Mr. Flosky. He has apprehended ...
The lack of feeling for sexual passion, indeed, this delib- ~~ erate turning away
from it, makes Adam Bede's marriage to Dinah at the end of the book difficult to
accept. And here a further complication obtrudes: neither Adam norDinah quite ...
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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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