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June 26th, 2022 · No Comments

“A second chance—that’s the delusion. There never was to be but one. We work in the dark—we do what we can—we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.” – Henry James, “The Middle Years” (emphasis in original) Share this… Facebook […]

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It’s more than just another word

February 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

“It appears to me that no one can ever have made a seriously artistic attempt without becoming conscious of an immense increase–a kind of revelation–of freedom.” – Henry James, “The Art of Fiction” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Uppity and everywhere

February 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

“Art derives a considerable part of its beneficial exercise from flying in the face of presumptions, and some of the most interesting experiments of which it is capable are hidden in the bosom of common things.” – Henry James, “The Art of Fiction” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Check its pulse

February 1st, 2013 · No Comments

“A novel is a living thing, all one and continuous, like every other organism, and in proportion as it lives will it be found, I think, that in each of the parts there is something of each of the other parts.” – Henry James, “The Art of Fiction” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email […]

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Feel the power

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

“The power to guess the unseen from the seen, to trace the implication of things, to judge the whole piece by the pattern, the condition of feeling life, in general, so completely that you are well on your way to knowing any particular corner of it–this cluster of gifts may almost be said to constitute […]

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The general obligation bond

January 29th, 2013 · No Comments

“The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting. That general responsibility rests upon it, but it is the only one I can think of. The ways in which it is at liberty to accomplish this result (of interesting us) […]

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The mysterious stranger

January 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments

“‘Art,’ in our Protestant communities, where so many things have got so strangely twisted about, is supposed, in certain circles, to have some vaguely injurious effect upon those who make it an important consideration, who let it weigh in the balance. It is assumed to be opposed in some mysterious manner to morality, to amusement, […]

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How to tend the garden of art

January 27th, 2013 · No Comments

“Art lives upon discussion, upon experiment, upon curiosity, upon variety of attempt, upon the exchange of views and the comparison of standpoints; and there is a presumption that those times when no one has anything particular to say about it, and has no reason to give for practice or preference, though they may be times […]

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