The agreeable eye

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Within a Budding Grove

Racine isn’t telling a story about love among the sea-urchins (185).

Again, this does not aspire to the level of essay, and will be simply some notes from reading this particular volume.

A well-read man will at once begin to yawn when one speaks to him of a new ‘good book,’ because he imagines a sort of composite of all the good books that he has read, whereas a good book is something special, something unforeseeable, and is made up not of the sum of all previous masterpieces but of something which the most thorough assimilations of every one of them would not enable him to discover, since it exists not in their sum but beyond it (318).


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