Thorp, Willard
April 1953
New Republic;4/13/53, Vol. 128 Issue 15, p20
This article presents information regarding the book "The Singular Preference," by Peter Quennell. As a reviewer, Quennell likes best the biographical part of criticism. Such subjects as Thrale and Edward Lear were made to order for him. Since he has also a Stracheyan fondness for paradox and malice, he can be devasting when dealing with Coventry Patmore, the Victorian laureate of married love, or when knocking the stuffing out of charles Dickens' "Our Mutual Friend."


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