Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rambling, vague, and peculiar ...

... Forgotten Author: No 62 - Thomas Love Peacock. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

His tales have no structure, thin characters, little human interest, and usually consist of people sitting around tables discussing the intellectual topics of the day. Yet there's something here that can keep you reading. Peacock's books are a window to the past, and we feel we are eavesdropping on the kind of drunken, heady conversations that English intellectuals have had in pubs for centuries.

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