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Over emphatic negatives always suggest that what is being denied may be what is really being asserted.
One classic American landscape haunts all of American literature. It is a picture of Eden, perceived at the instant of history whe ...
Life, as the most ancient of all metaphors insists, is a journey; and the travel book, in its deceptive simulation of the journey' ...
One of the oddest features of western Christianized culture is its ready acceptance of the myth of the stable family and the happy ...
There's an enduring American compulsion to be on the side of the angels. Expediency alone has never been an adequate American reas ...
Living in cities is an art, and we need the vocabulary of art, of style, to describe the peculiar relationship between man and mat ...
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