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When once I happened to do a friend a good turn (for what reasons, since I knew
that all our actions were purely selfish, I did not stop to think) and wanting to show
his gratitude (which of course he had no business to feel, for my apparent ...
It suggests a matter of fact turn of mind rather than a heaven-sent compulsion to
enrich the world with works of art. When I had published a couple of novels and
had a volume of short stories ready for the press, I sat down and wrote my first ...
... his turn in order to assuage his wounded feelings. His interest is in his reaction
to the work he is considering, not in the reaction it has to him. There can seldom
have been a greater need than now of a critic of authority, for the arts are [23o )
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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