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Dogmatic theological statements are neither logical propositions nor poetic utterances. They are "shaggy dog" stories; they have a ...
There was ... a large, shaggy dog, whose nose, report said, was full of porcupine quills. I can testify that he looked very sober. ...
These Republican leaders have not been content with attacks on me, or my wife, or on my sons. No, not content with that, they now ...
Alexander Woollcott broadcasts the story of the wife who returned a dog to the Seeing Eye with this note attached: "I am sending t ...
But a dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down--very important traits in times l ...
... no book ... ever competed with the Bible. The story of Ruth was better than Ramona, and the poetry of Job was better than Long ...
The short story is at an advantage over the novel, and can claim its nearer kinship to poetry, because it must be more concentrate ...
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 ...
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 ...
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