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how often critics accept the conventional view and it never occurred to me that
they could talk with assurance of what they did not know very much about. It was
long before I realized that the only thing that mattered to me in a work of art was ...
But notwithstanding, writers benefit by a critic who is gravely concerned with
literature; even if they resent him they may be incited by antagonism to a clearer
definition of their own aims. He can provoke in them an excitement that calls them
now of a critic of authority, for the arts are at sixes and sevens. We see
composers telling stories, painters philosophizing, and novelists preaching
sermons; we see poets impatient with their own harmony trying to fit with their
verse the other ...
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