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All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external worl ...
After all, the world is not a stage not to me: nor a theatre: nor a show-house of any sort. And art, especially novels, are not li ...
'Tis certain, greatness, once fallen out with fortune,
Must fall out with men too. What the declined is,
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I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of inno ...
The race of prophets is extinct. Europe is becoming set in its ways, slowly embalming itself beneath the wrappings of its borders, ...
You have to see the sex act comically, as a child.
Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
What is literary tradition? What is a classic? What is a canonical view of tradition? How are canons of accepted classics formed, ...
If you read only the best, you will have no need of reading the other books, because the latter are nothing but a rehash of the be ...
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