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Rasselas is Johnson ' s Candide , but a much more sombre one than Voltaire ' s ,
the expression of a stoicism that would be the deepest pessimism were it not for
its author ' s almost despairing Christianity , for Johnson , who did not know the ...
The taboo on the frank recognition and expression of sex had come into
existence slowly and , as it were , almost ... which , as he stated , ' nothing is
added to the original N text , but those words and expressions are omitted which
cannot with ...
The narrator is at once of and outside the society described , detached enough to
know that it is comic and to rejoice in the comedy , but her affection for it such that
no comedy was ever less satirical : the humour is an expression of love , the ...
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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
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