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Portraits of Anxiety in Dostoevsky and Dickens

November 10th, 2021 | 13 min read

By Daniel Dorman

E.M. Forster wrote, “it is the function of the novelist to reveal the hidden life at its source.” In Aspects of the Novel, Forester explains that while it is the work of the historian to deal with the external details of character, it is the realm of the novelist to expose the interior life, the hidden life of subjectivity.

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Daniel Dorman

Daniel Dorman is a contributor with Young Voices and the director of communications at a public policy think-tank in Ottawa, Canada. His writing has recently appeared in a variety of publications including the National Review, National Post, and Mere Orthodoxy.