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But it would not be preposterous in the comedies of Shakespeare or the plays of
Shaw ; and this is a pointer to the nature of Meredith ' s art . He is , in part , though
only in part , a fantasist . The background of his fiction and the events in it may ...
The most popular of Meredith ' s novels have probably always been Evan
Harrington and The Adventures of Harry Richmond . In both , the comedy is less
ideal and there is a greater striving after surface realism ; doubtless because the
He is almost completely static ; yet the illusion of life he presents is extraordinarily
vivid . It is so from the thoroughness of Meredith ' s examination and dissection of
him . Here he was certainly helped by the simplicity , symmetry , and tautness ...
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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
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