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The following is a GRE-style sentence-equivalence question, where two of the six given options fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
James Joyce, the author of many novels, including Lady Chatterley’s Lover, saw deeply into the hearts of his characters, but, in a life irony as subtle yet piercing as those endured by his characters, he himself could barely _________ text well enough to proof his own galleys.
The correct options are A and E.
Can anyone explain me why option F is incorrect?
Moreover, I've never seen the structure "as .. yet ..". I've looked that up on the internet, but couldn't find any relevant explanations.
I would appreciate your help.
Thanks in advance.