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Theatre, that my only chance of being acted was by making a reputation for
myself as a novelist. So I put the drama aside and set myself to writing fiction. The
reader may think that this methodical fashion of going to work was unbecomingly
... effect he sought in fiction, a verisimilitude grateful to an author much influenced
by the French naturalists and a means of getting round some of the difficulties of
the novelist who takes up the attitude of an all-seeing and allwise narrator.
Indeed, sometimes you might think that the best novelist is the essayist, and that
the only perfect short stories have been written by Charles Lamb and Hazlitt. But
the delight in listening to stories is as natural to human nature as the delight in ...
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