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What is a novel? I say: an invented story. At the same time a story which, though invented has the power to ring true. True to wha ...
If a theme or idea is too near the surface, the novel becomes simply a tract illustrating an idea.
At the age of twelve I was finding the world too small: it appeared to me like a dull, trim back garden, in which only trivial gam ...
A novel which survives, which withstands and outlives time, does do something more than merely survive. It does not stand still. I ...
... a novel survives because of its basic truthfulness, its having within it something general and universal, and a quality of ima ...
If we were doing this in the Falklands they would love it. It's part of our heritage. The British have always been fighting wars.
But among all our Methods of moving Pity or Terror, there is none so absurd and barbarous, and what more exposes us to the Contemp ...
If this creature is a murderer, then so are we all. This snake has killed one British soldier; we have killed many. This is not mu ...
It is very considerably smaller than Australia and British Somaliland put together. As things stand at present there is nothing mu ...
Shakespeare one gets acquainted with without knowing how. It is part of a British man's constitution. His thoughts and beauties ar ...
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