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Shaw's plays are the price we pay for Shaw's prefaces.
Cold an old predicament of the breath:
Adroit, the shapely prefaces complete,
Accept the university of death.
Paradoxes are the only truths.
Time is a great legalizer, even in the field of morals.
Every reader of the Dreiser novels must cherish astounding specimens--of awkward, platitudinous marginalia, of whole scenes spoile ...
Such is the art of writing as Dreiser understands it and practices it--an endless piling up of minutiae, an almost ferocious track ...
One swiftly forgets his intolerable writing, his mirthless, sedulous, repellent manner, in the face of the Athenian tragedy he ins ...
His moving impulse is no flabby yearning to teach, to expound, to make simple; it is that "obscure inner necessity" of which Conra ...
Kipling, the grandson of a Methodist preacher, reveals the tin-pot evangelist with increasing clarity as youth and its ribaldries ...
The normal American novel, even in its most serious forms, takes colour from the national cocksureness and superficiality. It runs ...
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