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Sometimes he fills you with horror; sometimes he is entirely sympathetic; but he
has an inner coherence, so that though you often shudder you accept. But it was
long before Stendhal's example bore fruit. Balzac, with all his genius, drew his ...
It is sentimental; but will only accept sentimentality of its own brand: thus in
England it will accept the emotions attached to the concept of home, but the
concept of a son's love for his mother only excites its ridicule. It is careless of
probability if ...
The pieces were provided and I had to accept the mode of action that was
characteristic of each one; I had to accept the moves of the persons I played with;
but it has seemed to me that I had the power to make on my side, in accordance ...
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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