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Newman had an exquisite grace, music, playful sometimes and sometimes grave
, a woodland beauty of phrase, dignity and mellowness. Both wrote with extreme
lucidity. Neither is quite as simple as the purest taste demands. Here I think ...
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 has sometimes seemed to me that if posterity wants to know what the world of
today was like it will not go to those writers whose idiosyncrasy has impressed
our contemporaries, but to the mediocre ones whose ordinariness has allowed ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wjburton - LibraryThing
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