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I was much struck by his insistence on the force of individual words. He liked the
stronger word rather than the euphonious. To give an example, I had written that
a statue would be placed in a certain square and he suggested that I should ...
I tried altering words or the order in which they were set. I found that the only
possible words were those Swift had used and that the order in which he had
placed them was the only possible order. It is an impeccable prose. But
perfection has ...
Words come easily to him and words suggest ideas. They are old and empty
ideas, but his practised hand can turn out an acceptable piece. He goes down to
luncheon or goes to bed with the assurance that he has done a good day's work.
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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