Life at High Tide (Classic Reprint)

Life at High Tide (Classic Reprint)

by William Dean Howells
     
 

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Excerpt from Life at High Tide

There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.

Thus the poet - and poetry, of the old order at least, always waiting upon great events, has found in the high-tide flotations of masterful heroes to fortune themes most flatteringly responsive to its own high tension.

The writer of fiction has

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Excerpt from Life at High Tide

There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.

Thus the poet - and poetry, of the old order at least, always waiting upon great events, has found in the high-tide flotations of masterful heroes to fortune themes most flatteringly responsive to its own high tension.

The writer of fiction has no such afflatus, no such high pitch of life, as to outward circumstance, in his representation of it, as the poet has; and therefore his may seem to the academic critic the lesser art - but it is nearer to the realities of common human existence. He deals with plain men and women, and the unmajestic moments of their lives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331263470
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/12/2015
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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