Unestablished Balance in Women in Love

  • George Donaldson


In a recent review, John Lyon writes of the need for criticism ‘if it is to have any impact’ to ‘address, whether sympathetically or hostilely, its own critical moment’.1 But the corollary of that is the requirement to be adequate to the writing under consideration and its moment, and moments.


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