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The notion of the novel as a literary form having something to do with art in the
sense of being consciously made and shaped to an aesthetic end is quite new .
Though there have been few more consummate artists in the novel than Fielding
Johnstone , like Fielding and Smollett , might have said with Wyndham Lewis : “
The external approach to things ( relying on the evidence of the eye rather than of
the more emotional organs of sense ) can make of “ the grotesque ” a healthy ...
There is selection , but it is largely the selection of censorship in the Freudian
sense , which is very much a negative form of selection : there are whole areas of
a woman ' s experience Miriam is never allowed to be conscious of ; she might
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The Eighteenth Century
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