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As opposed to the incoherent spectacle of the world, the real is what is expected, what is obtained and what is discovered by our ...
It should be quite clear, then, that there are no criteria to be laid down in general for distinguishing the real from the not rea ...
Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because ...
There are ... intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and wh ...
... the spiritual world is here and now and indisputably and preeminently real. It is the material world that is the realm of shad ...
Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams.
The very definition of the real becomes: that of which it is possible to give an equivalent reproduction.... The real is not only ...
And even my sense of identity was wrapped in a namelessness often hard to penetrate, as we have just seen I think. And so on for a ...
Reality, whether approached imaginatively or empirically, remains a surface, hermetic.
Allusion has been made to [Proust's] contempt for the literature that "describes," for the realists and naturalists worshipping th ...
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