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Business is, emphatically, the amusement of Americans, and, to be in keeping with their character, every thing written for their a ...
The novel is, or may be, among the mightiest instruments for swaying the heart and guiding the lives of men.
Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
...I have come to make distinctions between what I call the academy and literature, the moral equivalents of church and God. The a ...
I wasn't born to be a fighter. I was born with a gentle nature, a flexible character and an organism as equilibrated as it is judg ...
Shakespeare one gets acquainted with without knowing how. It is part of a British man's constitution. His thoughts and beauties ar ...
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
I do not think that literature is the primary instrument for social transformation, but I do think it has potency. So I work to te ...
Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is wort ...
Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony.
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