Hearst's International Volume 25

Hearst's International Volume 25

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...l may, the life l have lived in this modern America, the passions l have felt, the wrongs l have done; yes, and the glimpses l have had, dim though they were, of the pattern of which l have spoken. Writ large, my purpose is the portrayal of the life of a human soul which draws its personality from its experience. Here, let us say, are the incidents, set down in the current language of the day, the raw materials of soulmaking. And there is the Thing-in-themaking, the Thing which absorbs and transforms the incidents, weaves them, for better for worse, into itself. The flow of these inci dents of the outer experience may be called the primary current, and the continuity of the inner experience which it sets up, the secondary. l shall endeavor to write a biography of the inner. Yet in order to do this l shall have to relate also that outer life which takes place in the world of space and time--in the four walls of the home, in the noisy streets and in the marts of trade, in school and college, and in the arena of politics. And what then? ls it possible to put down on paper, faithfully and impartially, the motives which have impelled my actions? to reveal the amazing mixture of good and evil which has gone to make my personality what it is to-day? to avoid the tricks of memory, elude the inherent desire to present myself otherwise and better than l am? These chapters will show. l lived in a typically American city--l shan't say how far from the Atlantic seaboard. Originally a Presbyterian city, and which gradually, as prosperity increased, changed its belief in individual predestination to social predestination, this world became that of the elect, and the others were ground to pieces here and now, inevitably. ' What I wanted in life, l...show more

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  • Paperback | 446 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 789g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904346
  • 9781236904348