A Man's World

A Man's World

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All books should have a preface, to tell what they are about and why they were written. This one is about myself-Arnold Whitman. I have sought in vain for a title which would be truly descriptive of the subject and form of my book. It is not a "Journal" nor a "Diary" for these words signify a daily noting down of events. Neither "Memoirs" nor "Recollections" meet the case, for much which I have written might better be called "Meditations." It certainly is not a "Novel," for that term implies a traditional "literary form," a beginning, development and end. I am quite sure that my beginning goes back to the primordial day when dead matter first organized itself-or was organized-into a living cell. And whether or not I will ever "end" is an open question. There is no "unity" in the form of my narrative except the frame of mind which led me to write it, which has held me to task till now.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.87mm | 263.08g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508524963
  • 9781508524960