Essays of the Masters

Essays of the Masters

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This unorthodox but delightful anthology of 42 essays focuses on the masters of world literaturea€”writers best known for novels, plays, and poemsa€”and how they put the essay to their personal use. Contributors include Auden, Balzac, Conrad, Dickens, Dostoevski, Eliot, Faulkner, Flaubert, Gide, Goethe, Hardy, Hawthorne, Heine, Hemingway, Kafka, Kipling, Lawrence, Melville, Pirandello, Poe, Proust, Sartre, Tolstoy, Twain, Whitman, Wilde, Woolf, and Yeats.For me, the least unsatisfactory description is to say that any thing or creature is good which is discharging its proper function, using its powers to the ... I think it permissible, for example, to speak of a favorable mutation as a morally good act.

Title:Essays of the Masters
Author:Charles Neider
Publisher:Cooper Square Press - 2000-08-22


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