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Their flashy effects distract the mind . They destroy their persuasiveness ; you
would not believe a man was very intent on ploughing a furrow if he carried a
hoop with him and jumped through it at every other step . A good style should
show no ...
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
est reluctance that I have even served on commit . tees formed to effect some aim
of passing interest . Thinking that not the whole of life was long enough to learn to
write well , I have been unwilling to give to other activities time that I so much ...
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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