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A carpenter is a craftsman, and though he may be in the narrower sense an artist,
he has not as a rule the freedom of action which the most incompetent scribbler,
the poorest dauber, possesses. The artist can within certain limits make what he ...
For the artist should be indifferent to praise and blame, since he is concerned
with his work only in its relation to himself, and how it affects the public is a matter
in which he is materially perhaps, but not spiritually, concerned. The artist ...
For the novelist claims to be an artist and the artist does not copy life, he makes
an arrangement out of it to suit his own purposes. Just as the painter thinks with
his brush and paints the novelist thinks with his story; his view of life, though he ...
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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