Thursday, June 16, 2011

H.G. Wells' literary masterpiece

Revisiting H.G. Wells' literary masterpiece - Fiction - Salon.com: "Wells himself famously disagreed with Henry James about the nature of fiction. While the Master argued that exacting control, a consistent point of view, and close attention to form were essential to true literary artistry, Wells was convinced that we shouldn't allow the novel to be so straitjacketed or constrained. 'Tristram Shandy' -- a loose and baggy masterpiece in which almost anything goes -- was, significantly, Wells' choice for the greatest English novel."