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Biographies and reminiscences, technical works, will give you often an intimate
detail, a telling touch, a revealing hint, that you might never have got from a living
model. People are hard to know. It is a slow business to induce them to tell you ...
They might disagree, these friends of mine (dead, dead every jack one of them),
about the value of a sonnet or the excellence of a Greek bas-relief (Greek, my
eyel I tell you it's a Roman copy and if I tell you a thing it is so); but they were all ...
I have had some sort of story to tell and it has interested me to tell it. To me it has
been a sufficient object in itself. It has been my misfortune that for some time now
a story has been despised by the intelligent. I have read a good many books on ...
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review