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... say Maugham was “a half-trashy novelist, who writes badly, but is patronised
by halfserious readers, who do not care much about writing”, while Cyril Connolly
, who could hardly be called a half-serious reader, saw mainly the scepticism, ...
From time to time they will doubtless find a critic in search of a subject to write an
article about them, which may cause readers here and there to get out one or
other of their books from a library; but I think it is clear that neither of them wrote ...
It is a line to direct the reader's interest. That is possibly the most important thing
in fiction, for it is by direction of interest that the author carries the reader along
from page to page and it is by direction of interest that he induces in him the
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