Sunday, March 05, 2017

A slow and careful reading …

… Patricia Duncker - The Eyes Have It | Literary Review | Issue 451. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Davis demonstrates the truth of D H Lawrence’s observation on Eliot’s work, ‘It was she who started putting all the action inside.’ If a crucial passage from an early text proves vital to a later argument, Davis will discuss it again, and that passage then seems entirely new and different. Davis’s organisation of his study manages to be both chronological and thematic. This book is filled with echoes.

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