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When novelists began to disclose the diversity that they had found in themselves
or seen in others they were accused of maligning the human race. So far as I
know the first novelist who did this with deliberate intention was Stendhal in Le ...
The novelist is ill-advised to be too technical. The practice, which came into
fashion in the nineties, of using a multitude of cant terms is tiresome. It should be
possible to give verisimilitude without that, and atmosphere is dearly bought at
For the novelist claims to be an artist and the artist does not copy life, he makes
an arrangement out of it to suit his own purposes. Just as the painter thinks with
his brush and paints the novelist thinks with his story; his view of life, though he ...
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