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human in her perfections , can ever become a tragic heroine ; yet she does , for it
is not her virtue as such , but her sufferings and her intransigence under suffering
, that make her human . She comes to life as a tragic heroine precisely at the ...
But , as The Return of the Native further shows , there is another way in which
Hardy conceives his novels and their tragic characters from an enormous height .
The anthologists of English prose have done him no service by snipping off from
Poetry is the constant attendant of Hardy ' s tragic characters . It is not an
intellectual poetry , like Meredith ' s ; it is much more primitive and magical , and
always it heightens the significance of the characters and the reader ' s
consciousness of ...
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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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