D. W. Harding (essay date 1934)
SOURCE: "The Work of L. H. Myers," in Scrutiny, Vol. III, No. 1, June, 1934, pp. 44-63.
[In the following excerpt, Harding asserts that Myers's character development, plotting, and prose are more subtle in The Orissers, The Near and the Far, and Prince Jali than in The Clio.]
In all four of his novels [The Orissers, The Clio, The Near and the Far, and Prince Jali] L. H. Myers is concerned with the theme of individual development in a civilized society, a society in which leisure and a tradition of culture make possible the practised intelligence and sensibility which he takes to be necessary conditions of development. He doesn't imply of...
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