The American Mind and American Idealism (Classic Reprint)

The American Mind and American Idealism (Classic Reprint)

by Bliss Perry
     
 

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An editorial in tit Springfield Republican points out that the low standard of American writing is due, not to any lack of technical training, but to minds made flabby by "soft" courses and "lazy trifling with current fiction." Given minds of this sort, no amount of technical discipline will produce good writing;

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Excerpt from The American Mind and American Idealism

An editorial in tit Springfield Republican points out that the low standard of American writing is due, not to any lack of technical training, but to minds made flabby by "soft" courses and "lazy trifling with current fiction." Given minds of this sort, no amount of technical discipline will produce good writing; for, "important as it is, and to be encouraged in every way, formal instruction in the art of writing must always be secondary to education for wide culture and vigorous thinking. Good writing is mainly a matter of robust intellectual appetite and digestion employed upon matters that produce self-expression." With the hope that this intellectual spirit may, to some extent, be cultivated by the study of virile modern writers, these Riverside Essays have been selected.

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ISBN-13:
9781331537410
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/16/2015
Pages:
98
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

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