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But it means that we have to take into account the nature of the thesis and Butler '
s conclusions . Overton is certainly used clumsily . It is not that he comes between
us and the brilliantly cold comedy of Butler ' s exposure of Theobald and ...
... that this complication of accidents or these elemental furies are coming at him
with a purpose of malice , with a strength beyond control , with an unbridled
cruelty that means to tear out of him his hope and his fear , the pain of his fatigue
The bitterness of his punishment ' , Marlow comments , ' was in its chill and mean
atmosphere . ... to remember that he was so damnedly hard upon a man trying to
get out of a deadly hole by the first means that came to hand - and so on and so ...
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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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