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The Life Beyond 1910 by Joseph Conrad

You have no doubt noticed that certain books produce a sort of physical effect on one—mostly an audible effect.  I am not alluding here to Blue books or to books of statistics.  The effect of these is simply exasperating and no more.  No! the books I have in mind are just the common books of… Keep Reading

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From Mark Twain’s Autobiography (1906)

I was always heedless. I was born heedless; and therefore I was constantly, and quite unconsciously, committing breaches of the minor proprieties, which brought upon me humiliations which ought to have humiliated me but didn’t, because I didn’t know anything had happened. But Livy knew; and so the humiliations fell to her share, poor child,… Keep Reading

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