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When Mrs. Leavis , in Fiction and the Reading Public , says that “ all a novelist need do is to provide bold outlines , and the reader will cooperate to ...
In a digression , a parenthesis or an aside , he concedes to the reader that he and this trusting friend are only “ making believe .
The old barriers between the reader and the novelist's characters are down . The novelist as mediator has almost disappeared . In the past , even in James ...
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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