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is and true
The true artist is like one of those scientists who, from a single bone can reconstruct an animal's entire body.
If the circumstances are faced frankly it is not reasonable to expect this to be true.
That is particularly true of sovereignty when it is applied to democratic societies, in which `` popular '' sovereignty is said to exist, and in federal nations, in which the jobs of government are split.
On Fridays, the day when many Persians relax with poetry, talk, and a samovar, people do not, it is true, stream into Chehel Sotun -- a pavilion and garden built by Shah Abbas 2, in the seventeenth century -- but they do retire into hundreds of pavilions throughout the city and up the river valley, which are smaller, more humble copies of the former.
The resulting picture might appear a maze of restless confusions and contradictions, but it is more true to life than a portrait of an artificially contrived order.
`` What is more true than anything else??
To swim is true, and to sink is true.
One is not more true than the other.
that is, he is suspect, guilty, punishable, as is anyone in Mann's stories who produces illusion, and this is true even though the constant elements of the artist-nature, technique, magic, guilt and suffering, are divided in this story between Jacoby and Lautner.
A broader concept of imitation is needed, one which acknowledges that true invention is important, that the artist's creativity in part transcends the non-artistic causal factors out of which it arises.
`` The man's true reputation is his work ''.
Though it centers around the brilliant and enigmatic figure of Charles 12,, the true hero is not finally the king himself.
Of few authors is this more true than of Heidenstam.
it is true that they are also extremely dull.
Years ago this was true, but with the replacement of wires or runners by radio and radar ( and perhaps television ), these restrictions have disappeared and now again too much is heard.

is and New
Had the situation been reversed, had, for instance, England been the enemy in 1898 because of issues of concern chiefly to New England, there is little doubt that large numbers of Southerners would have happily put on their old Confederate uniforms to fight as allies of Britain.
There is a New South emerging, a South losing the folksy traditions of an agrarian society with the rapidity of an avalanche -- especially within recent decades.
It would be interesting to know how much `` integration '' there is in the famous, fashionable colleges and prep schools of New England.
It is a question which New Englanders long ago put out of their minds.
Was it supposed, perchance, that A & M ( vocational training, that is ) was quite sufficient for the immigrant class which flooded that part of the New England world in the post-Civil War period, the immigrants having been brought in from Southern Europe, to work in the mills, to make up for the labor shortage caused by migration to the West??
And it is clearly argued by Lord Percy of Newcastle, in his remarkable long essay, The Heresy Of Democracy, and in a more general way by Voegelin, in his New Science Of Politics, that this same Rousseauan idea, descending through European democracy, is the source of Marx's theory of the dictatorship of the proletariat.
The young William Faulkner in New Orleans in the 1920's impressed the novelist Hamilton Basso as obviously conscious of being a Southerner, and there is no evidence that since then he has ever considered himself any less so.
In answer to a New York Times query on what is fame ( `` Thoughts On Fame '', October 23, 1960 ), Carl said: `` Fame is a figment of a pigment.
His credulity is perhaps best illustrated in his introduction to The Emancipation Of Massachusetts, which purports to examine the trials of Moses and to draw a parallel between the leader of the Israelite exodus from Egypt and the leadership of the Puritan clergy in colonial New England.
There is, of course, nothing new about dystopias, for they belong to a literary tradition which, including also the closely related satiric utopias, stretches from at least as far back as the eighteenth century and Swift's Gulliver's Travels to the twentieth century and Zamiatin's We, Capek's War With The Newts, Huxley's Brave New World, E. M. Forster's `` The Machine Stops '', C. S. Lewis's That Hideous Strength, and Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, and which in science fiction is represented before the present deluge as early as Wells's trilogy, The Time Machine, `` A Story Of The Days To Come '', and When The Sleeper Wakes, and as recently as Jack Williamson's `` With Folded Hands '' ( 1947 ), the classic story of men replaced by their own robots.
Since the great flood of these dystopias has appeared only in the last twelve years, it seems fairly reasonable to assume that the chief impetus was the 1949 publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four, an assumption which is supported by the frequent echoes of such details as Room 101, along with education by conditioning from Brave New World, a book to which science-fiction writers may well have returned with new interest after reading the more powerful Orwell dystopia.
He is New York-born and Jewish.
His may typify a certain kind of postwar New York experience, but his experience is certainly not typical of his `` generation's ''.
In any case, who ever thought that New York is typical of anything??
Only a native New Yorker could believe that New York is now or ever was a literary center.
Krim's typicality consists only in his New Yorker's view that New York is the world ; ;
he displays what outlanders call the New York mind, a state that the subject is necessarily unable to perceive in himself.
The New York mind is two parts abstraction and one part misinformation about the rest of the country and in fact the world.
In his fulminating against the literary world, Krim is really struggling with the New Yorker in himself, but it's a losing battle.

is and England
Like most major works of synthesis, The History Of England is informed by the positive views of a first-class mind, and this is surely a major work.
namely, is the idea that there were Saxon mercenaries in England at all reasonable??
Many years later I went to see S.K. in England, where he was living at Whiteleaf, near Aylesbury, and he showed me beside his cottage there the remains of the road on which Boadicea is supposed to have travelled.
The work is executed in England ( by hand ) and can be worked in any desired design and color.
The New Testament offered to the public today is the first result of the work of a joint committee made up of representatives of the Church of England, Church of Scotland, Methodist Church, Congregational Union, Baptist Union, Presbyterian Church of England, Churches in Wales, Churches in Ireland, Society of Friends, British and Foreign Bible Society and National Society of Scotland.
One of my favorites is A. armata, a species very common in England, where it is sometimes referred to as the lawn bee.
In 1918 the New England Telephone Company began erecting a building to house its operations on the corner of U. S. Rte. 7 and what is now Memorial Avenue at Manchester Center.
The Barker index is published for the Barker Index Committee by W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., 4 Petty Cury, Cambridge, England.
Today Dogtown is the only deserted village in all New England that I know of.
Now again in 1961, in England, there is perhaps nothing in the religious sphere so popularly discussed as Christian unity.
but my primary aim is to transcribe what Englishmen themselves are saying and writing and implying about the Roman and Anglican Churches and about the present religious state of England.
Now, in 1961, the Catholic population of England is still quite small ( ten per cent, or 5 million ) ; ;
According to a newspaper report of the 1961 statistics of the Church of England, the `` total of confirmed members is 9,748,000, but only 2,887,671 are registered on the parochial church rolls '', and `` over 27 million people in England are baptized into the Church of England, but roughly only a tenth of them continue ''.
That day is perhaps today, 1961, and it seems no longer very meaningful to call England a `` Protestant country ''.

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