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A carpenter is a craftsman , and though he may be in the narrower sense an artist
, he has not as a rule the freedom of action which the most incompetent scribbler ,
the poorest dauber , possesses . The artist can within certain limits make what ...
Nothing befalls him that he cannot transmute into a stanza , a song or a story ,
and having done this be rid of it . The artist is the only free man . Perhaps that is
why the world on the whole has had the profound suspicion of him that we know .
But the end of the artist and the end of other men are different , for the end of the
artist is production while the end of other men is right action . And so the artist's
attitude to life is in a certain way peculiar to himself . The psychologists tell us that
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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