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If he is a writer he will fulfil some need in the nature of his readers and they will
lead with him a life of the spirit that satisfies them better than the life
circumstances have forced on them. But there are others to whom this
idiosyncrasy does not ...
accident of nature seeing life with immense vivacity, as it were at concert pitch, he
sees it, with its infinite diversity, in the healthy way that mankind at large sees it. In
Matthew Arnold's phrase he sees it steadily and sees it whole. But genius ...
Then art can only gain new vigour by forcing on nature a new convention. But
that is by the way. It is a natural desire in the reader to want to know what
happens to the people in whom his interest has been aroused and the plot is the
means by ...
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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