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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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James Wood (born 1965 in Durham) is an English literary critic and novelist.

The Irresponsible Self: On Laughter and the Novel. Wood uses the term to denote the contemporary conception of the "big, ambitious novel" that pursues "vitality at all costs" and consequently "knows a thousand things but does not know a single human being."

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