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The close-up has no equivalent in a narrative fashioned of words. Literature is totally lacking in any working method to enable it ...
In spite of the air of fable ... the public were still not at all disposed to receive it as fable. I thence concluded that the fac ...
We construct a narrative for ourselves, and that's the thread that we follow from one day to the next. People who disintegrate as ...
Printed prose is historically a most peculiar, almost an aberrant way of telling stories, and by far the most inherently anestheti ...
The short story is at an advantage over the novel, and can claim its nearer kinship to poetry, because it must be more concentrate ...
Doubtless the main difference between the novel and the romance is the way in which they view reality. The novel renders reality c ...
Narrative prose is a legal wife, while drama is a posturing, boisterous, cheeky and wearisome mistress.
To have frequent recourse to narrative betrays great want of imagination.
The ninety percent of human experience that does not fit into established narrative patterns falls into oblivion.
The narrative impulse is always with us; we couldn't imagine ourselves through a day without it.
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