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II I HAVE never had much patience with the writers who claim from the reader an
effort to understand their meaning. You have only to go to the great philosophers
to see that it is possible to express with lucidity the most subtle reflections.
... thought it an unpleasant one. It is doubtless partial, for naturally I have seen
men through my own idiosyncrasies. A buoyant, optimistic, healthy and
sentimental person would have seen the same people quite differently. I can only
claim to ...
They claim that in life stories are not finished, situations are not rounded off and
loose ends are left hanging. ... 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.
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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