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Cluster index: Bruce Kinzer

John Fowles, Gent.

By BRUCE KINZER. O MENTION IS made of Ford Madox Ford in Eileen Warburton’s substantial biography of John Fowles . His name is absent from the condensed version of Fowles’ Journals, edited in two volumes by Charles Drazin.  (I don’t know if the same is true of the original diaries — some two million words […]

Relating the finite to the infinite.

Bruce Kinzer: ‘By 1894, when Leslie Stephen came to write his brother’s biography, the swelling tide of specialization had eroded the integrated public culture of mid-Victorian England. A cluster of forces propelled this tide. The growing prestige of natural science enabled its practitioners to enhance their professional status and enshrine the scientific method as basic to the pursuit of knowledge.’