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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 ...
There is in him, hidden deep-down, a great instinctive artist, and hence the makings of an aristocrat. In his muddled way, held ba ...
One does not arise from such a book as Sister Carrie with a smirk of satisfaction; one leaves it infinitely touched.
Nietzsche, to the end of his days, remained a Russian pastor's son, and hence two-thirds of a Puritan; he erected his war upon hol ...
If I am defeated for the next nomination, I think it will be by [Charles Evans] Hughes. And I don't think he will allow his name t ...
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