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... the creator of the new composition in the arts is an outlaw until he is a classic.
There is singularly nothing that makes a difference a difference in beginning and in the middle and in ending except that each gen ...
Although our productions have afforded more extensive and unaffected pleasure than those of any other literary corporation in the ...
The naive notion that a mother naturally acquires the complex skills of childrearing simply because she has given birth now seems ...
Boswell, when he speaks of his Life of Johnson, calls it my magnum opus, but it may more properly be called his opera, for it is t ...
Homer sweeps us away by the irresistible movement of lines through a whole passage to a splendid climax. What counts is the single ...
At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distractio ...
If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad. As to that regular, uninterrupted love of writing ... I do not understand it. I feel ...
Every artist knows that there is no such thing as "freedom" in art. The first thing an artist does when he begins a new work is to ...
The American novel tends to rest in contradictions and among extreme ranges of experience. When it attempts to resolve contradicti ...
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