it is only the wild that attracts us.
This very curious poem, long a desideratum in Scottish literature
Usually, he closed the case, and he was immensely effective as he would declaim, in his deep voice: "I submit, Your Honor, that the literature
of the world does not afford a passage which states how the human voice can be electrically transmitted, previous to the patent of Mr.
To bring my argument to a close, I would say then, gentle sir, let your son go on as his star leads him, for being so studious as he seems to be, and having already successfully surmounted the first step of the sciences, which is that of the languages, with their help he will by his own exertions reach the summit of polite literature
, which so well becomes an independent gentleman, and adorns, honours, and distinguishes him, as much as the mitre does the bishop, or the gown the learned counsellor.
National one-sidedness and narrow-mindedness become more and more impossible, and from the numerous national and local literatures
, there arises a world literature
It accepts nothing from Paris without long examination and trial; it rejects cashmeres as it does investments on the Grand-Livre; it scoffs at fashions and novelties; reads nothing, prefers ignorance, whether of science, literature
, or industrial inventions.
These ancient Martians had been a highly cultivated and literary race, but during the vicissitudes of those trying centuries of readjustment to new conditions, not only did their advancement and production cease entirely, but practically all their archives, records, and literature
Soon a great national dynasty arrives whose Emperors are often patrons of literature
and occasionally poets as well.
I think that I came of a reading race, which has always loved literature
in a way, and in spite of varying fortunes and many changes.
Such an anthology, the compass and variety of our prose literature
being considered, might well follow exclusively some special line of interest in it; exhibiting, for instance, what is so obviously striking, its imaginative power, or its (legitimately) poetic beauty, or again, its philosophical capacity.
And it is a whirlwind life, the life of the moment, with neither past nor future, and certainly without thought of any style but reportorial style, and that certainly is not literature
Also, to succeed at the writing game, I found I had to unlearn about everything the teachers and professors of literature
of the high school and university had taught me.