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Nor would it be easy in English literature to find a poet with a happier gift than
Herrick and yet no one would claim that he had more than a delightful talent. It
seems to me that what makes genius is the combination of natural gifts for
... berate him for wanting to know. They claim that in life stories are not finished ...
For the novelist claims to be an artist and the artist does not copy life, he makes
an arrangement out of it to suit his own purposes. Just as the painter thinks [220 J
That is a claim that the author has always made and to this he has added another
claim: he has asserted that he was not as other men and in consequence not
amenable to their rules. Other men have received it with obloquy, derision and ...
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