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Their flashy effects distract the mind. They destroy their persuasiveness; you
would not believe a man was very ... that she would often spend a whole morning
working upon a single page. But it does not matter how one gets the effect of
Verse has a specific dramatic value as anyone can see by observing in himself
the thrilling effect of a tirade in one of Racine's plays or of any of Shakespeare's
great set pieces; and this is independent of the sense; it is due to the emotional ...
In that artificial medium life is not presented in a word-for-word translation, but in
a free rendering, and thus the dramatist has ample scope for the effects of which
his art is capable. For the drama is make-believe. It does not deal with truth but ...
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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