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July 26, 2019

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Methinks the editor has, like me, never quite forgotten his introduction to George Meredith in a certain Modern British Literature course quite a few years ago, where The Egoist opened up some possibilities for what the novel could do that we smarty-pants - at least this one - had never quite thought of.

Thanks for this reminder, David, that Meredith wasn't a bad poet either!

Is that really Meredith? I've known the picture, an icon of blasted young talent, forever. But I never knew the model for Chatterton was Meredith. Thanks, David.

Only on my first cup of coffee, after the last line--"...Love's corpse-light shine.", I am reeling for equilibrium.
I've been to that party but the host was unknown. Thank you for posting George Meredith.

You're right, mon vieux.

Yes, Meredith modeled for it.What a tangled web existed between the Merediths and Mr. Wallis. -- DL

I know what you mean! "Modern Love" is a great and greatly undervalued work. -- DL

And whilst we're on the subject of 19th Century poetry at its most inventive, how about next up something from Clough's 'Amours de Voyages'?

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