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He had no patience with pretentiousness. He had a sound feeling that idiom was
the backbone of a language and he was all for the racy phrase. He was no
slavish admirer of logic and was willing enough to give usage right of way
through the ...
You feel the man in his phrases, not the mean, querulous, disagreeable man that
he appeared to the world that knew him, but ... Newman had an exquisite grace,
music, playful sometimes and sometimes grave, a woodland beauty of phrase, ...
It has killed comedy, which depends on verbal wit, which in turn depends on the
well-turned phrase. It has thus knocked another nail in the coffin of prose drama. I
thought then that in The Sacred Flame I would try to make my characters speak ...
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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