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To my mind his genius was better shown in other works. It is a tiresome allegory
and the irony is facile. But the style is admirable. I cannot imagine that English
can be better written. Here are no flowery periods, fantastic turns of phrase or ...
I have written few pages that I feel I could not improve and far too many that I
have left with dissatisfaction because, try as I would, I could do no better. I cannot
say of myself what Johnson said of Pope: 'He never passed a fault unamended
When we see the cruelty with which men even now treat one another in countries
that we have been in the habit of calling civilized, it would be rash to say that they
are any better than they were, but for all that it does not seem fatuous to think ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wjburton - LibraryThing
One of my favourite bedside books of all time. I wore my first copy into pieces from overuse. I don't know of another book quite like it. Read full review
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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