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Books that have become classics--books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal--always remind me of retired c ...
What is literary tradition? What is a classic? What is a canonical view of tradition? How are canons of accepted classics formed, ...
One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.
Both cultures encourage innovation and experimentation, but are likely to reject the innovator if his innovation is not accepted b ...
How to attain sufficient clarity of thought to meet the terrifying issues now facing us, before it is too late, is ... important. ...
There is a difference between dramatizing your sensibility and your personality. The literary works which we think of as classics ...
Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies.
Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race.
Out of the darkness where Philomela sat,
Her fairy numbers issued. What then ailed me?
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This youngest of the arts is also the most heavily burdened with memory. Cinema is a time machine. Movies preserve the past, while ...
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