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The man Shelley, in very truth, is not entirely sane, and Shelley's poetry is not entirely sane either. The Shelley of actual life ...
Measured by any standard known to science--by horse-power, calories, volts, mass in any shape,--the tension and vibration and volu ...
How happy the lot of the mathematician! He is judged solely by his peers, and the standard is so high that no colleague or rival c ...
Why do our bodies wear out? Why can't we just go on and on and on, accumulating a potentially infinite number of Frequent Flyer mi ...
There is a note in the front of the volume saying that no public reading ... may be given without first getting the author's permi ...
The power of a text is different when it is read from when it is copied out.... Only the copied text thus commands the soul of him ...
A German immersed in any civilization different from his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the amount of intelligence he ...
[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 ...
In early days, I tried not to give librarians any trouble, which was where I made my primary mistake. Librarians like to be given ...
F.R. Leavis's "eat up your broccoli" approach to fiction emphasises this junkfood/wholefood dichotomy. If reading a novel--for the ...
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