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Books have their destinies like men. And their fates, as made by generations of readers, are very different from the destinies for ...
What is a novel? I say: an invented story. At the same time a story which, though invented has the power to ring true. True to wha ...
... no book ... ever competed with the Bible. The story of Ruth was better than Ramona, and the poetry of Job was better than Long ...
Although the same exemplary figures are found in both and equally miraculous events occur in both, there is a crucial difference i ...
A child... who has learned from fairy stories to believe that what at first seemed a repulsive, threatening figure can magically c ...
The short story is at an advantage over the novel, and can claim its nearer kinship to poetry, because it must be more concentrate ...
When I read a story, I relive the moment from which it sprang. A scene burned itself into me, a building magnetized me, a mood or ...
... into the novel goes such taste as I have for rational behaviour and social portraiture. The short story, as I see it to be, al ...
I am dead against art's being self-expression. I see an inherent failure in any story which fails to detach itself from the author ...
The perfect detective story cannot be written. The type of mind which can evolve the perfect problem is not the type of mind that ...
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