Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Rebecca West
One is apt to be discouraged by the frequency with which Mr. Hardy has persuaded himself that a macabre subject is a poem in itself; that, if there be enough of death and the tomb in one's theme, it needs no translation into art, the bold statement of it being sufficient.
Rebecca West (1892–1983), British author. The Strange Necessity, ch. 5 (1928).
On the poetry of Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), a British author who often focused on death or extreme misfortune. He was more distinguished as a novelist than as a poet.
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.