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the greater experience that I wanted and I read everything I could lay my hands
on . xxii I lived at this time in a group of young men who had by nature gifts that
seemed to me much superior to mine . They could write and draw and compose ...
I am not even sure that it depends on any great difference in the artist's natural
gifts . For example , I do not think that Cervantes had an exceptional gift for
writing ; few people would deny him genius . Nor would it be easy in English
literature to ...
... world that is different from other men's ; the idiosyncrasy that makes him a
writer separates him from them and the paradox emerges that though his aim is
to describe them truthfully his gift prevents him from knowing them as they really
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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