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Whatever question there may be of his talent, there can be none, I think, of his genius. It was a slim and crooked one, but it was eminently personal. He was unperfect, unfinished, inartistic; he was worse than provincial—he was parochial.
Henry James (1843–1916), U.S. author. Hawthorne, ch. 4 (1879).
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