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It is a psychological trait in human nature that interest is established in the persons whom the playwright introduces at the beginning of his play so firmly that if the interest is then switched off to other persons who enter upon the ...
Stendhal , in one of his manuscripts , has written the names of the persons who had suggested his characters ... that he could not create a character at all unless as a starting point he could fix his imagination on a living person .
We know very little even of the persons we know most intimately ; we do not know them enough to transfer them to the pages of a book and make human beings of them . People are too elusive , too shadowy , to be copied ; and they are also ...
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