‘Dickens is obviously a writer whose parts are greater than his wholes. He is all fragments, all details – rotten architecture, but wonderful gargoyles – and never better than when he is building up some character who will later on be forced to act inconsistently.’
George Orwell, Charles Dickens (1940), een essay dat is opgenomen in All Art is Propaganda (2009;p.54).
Tja, heer Orwell, noteer ik in de kantlijn, de heer Dickens is misschien niet alleen creatiever dan uzelve, maar ook moderner, modernistischer.
Eerder: that's all there is?