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" He spares no resource in the telling of his dead inventions. He brings up every device of language to state and define. Bare verbs he rarely tolerates. He splits his infinitives and fills them up with adverbial stuffing. He presses the passing colloquialism... "
Boon: The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump - Page 110
1915 - 335 pages
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H. G. Wells

John Batchelor - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 176 pages
...The manner is so elaborate and the content is so small that reading a James novel is like watching 'a magnificent but painful hippopotamus resolved at...with an artistic singleness of mind, pick up that pea . . . ' (ibid.). As if this were not enough, Wells went on in Boon to write a brief parody of a James...
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The Artist on the Artist

Harry Guest - Psychology - 2000 - 462 pages
...left to express, he then sets to work to express it ... His vast paragraphs sweat and struggle ... And all for tales of nothingness ... It is leviathan...an artistic singleness of mind, pick up that pea". In the aforesaid review of Terminations, however, Wells had claimed that The Altar of the Dead had...
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Collaborative Circles: Friendship Dynamics and Creative Work

Michael P. Farrell - Art - 2003 - 328 pages
...the processional meaning to which they sought to come. And all for tales of nothingness. ... It is a leviathan retrieving pebbles. It is a magnificent...an artistic singleness of mind, pick up that pea. (Edel and Ray 1958, 242-49) Wells dropped a copy of the book at James's club, as if it were just another...
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H.G. Wells: Traversing Time

W. Warren Wagar - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 334 pages
...imaginary late George Boon) subjected his old friend and neighbor: Having first made sure that he [James] has scarcely anything left to express, he then sets...an artistic singleness of mind, pick up that pea. . . . 13 The question, however, still remains. Did Wells, notwithstanding what he may have prescribed...
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