Provincialism in a Critic is a Serious Fault

 "A critic has no right to the narrowness which is the frequent prerogative of the creative artist. He has to have a wide outlook or he has not anything at all. Although the novel exercises the rights of a created object, criticism has not those rights, and too many little mansions in English fiction have been acclaimed to their own detriment as important edifices..."

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This bit is from E.M. Forster's book Aspects of the Novel, which a friend just brought to me the other day. 

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What a treat to find this ^^^^^ inside.