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Much more lively and affecting must be the style of those who write in the height
of a present a distress; the mind tortured by the pangs of uncertainty (the events
then hidden in the womb of fate); than the dry, narrative, unanimated style of a ...
When the reaction against the age set in, among intellectuals in the nineties,
among the general public in the first twenty years of the present century, the
Victorians were commonly charged with smugness, complacency, hypocrisy, and
His prose, besides, is as far removed as it can be from our present ideas of what
constitutes good style. At its worst, it is rebarbatively Teutonic and vulgar, and at
its best, except when it fuses into poetry, it is too brilliant, fatiguing because of ...
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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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