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Defoe stands to these in the relation of a prosaic Leonardo . Without benefit of a
university , he was a man of wide learning , speaking half a dozen languages ,
and reading seven . His interests and activities were many : he was in turn ...
When circulation dropped , something was plainly wrong with the authorpublic
relationship and had to be mended ... Dickens ' s relation to his age in these
respects , his beliefs , his moral and political philosophies , have been brilliantly ...
Lawrence is much closer to his characters , and we are brought into immediate ,
intimate relation with them through the sheer urgency of his writing ; the words
seem hot and quivering on the page . It is not an experimental novel , and indeed
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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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