John Galsworthy | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by The Times Literary Supplement

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SOURCE: A review of Captures, in The Times Literary Supplement, No. 1130, September 13, 1923, p. 602.

In the following mixed review, the critic maintains that the stories comprising Captures possess the characteristic beauty of Galsworthy 's writing, but lack incisiveness and intensity.

Mr. Galsworthy's sixteen new stories, here collected [in] Captures, are neither unworthy of him nor yet on a level with his best work. They are characteristic. But one feels that in writing them he allowed himself a certain relaxation: they are deficient not in truth but in intensity. He has always surveyed life with the cool and ironic detachment which is the natural refuge of the man who feels acutely. In The Forsyte Sage his detachment was a desperately maintained pose, more dreadful and moving than could have been the least restrained partisanship. But here the detachment is...

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