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There's a cool web of language winds us in,
Retreat from too much joy or too much fear:
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My criticisms are always simple; they are limited to one word:MOmit! Every syllable that can be struck out is pure profit, and eve ...
Paper is soft and ink is fluid; it might be better if some pages of this chronicle could be written on chips of granite at the poi ...
These pages reproduce me very imperfectly, and there are many things in me of which I find no trace in them. I suppose it is becau ...
Any newspaper, from the first line to the last, is nothing but a web of horrors.... I cannot understand how an innocent hand can t ...
... no book ... ever competed with the Bible. The story of Ruth was better than Ramona, and the poetry of Job was better than Long ...
Open the book. (The gilt rubs off the edges
of the pages and pollinates the fingertips.)
[I]t is worth remembering that every writer begins with a naively physical notion of what art is. A book for him or her is not an ...
Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness: expanding in five hundred pages an idea that could be perf ...
If the pages of this book contain some successful verse, the reader must excuse me the discourtesy of having usurped it first. Our ...
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