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Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
When I am dead, I hope it may be said:
'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.'
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency--the belief that the here and now ...
The exercise of letters is sometimes linked to the ambition to contruct an absolute book, a book of books that includes the others ...
Most baby books also tend to romanticize the mother who stays at home, as if she really spends her entire day doing nothing but be ...
Be sure then to read no mean books. Shun the spawn of the press on the gossip of the hour. Do not read what you shall learn, witho ...
So it is with books, for the most part: they work no redemption on us. The bookseller might certainly know that his customers are ...
I do not hesitate to read ... all good books in translations. What is really best in any book is translatable--any real insight or ...
I rarely read any Latin, Greek, German, Italian, sometimes not a French book, in the original, which I can procure in a good versi ...
In the first place, all books that get fairly into the vital air of the world were written by the successful class, by the affirmi ...
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