Texts and Pretexts

Texts and Pretexts : An Anthology with Commentaries (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Texts and Pretexts: An Anthology With Commentaries Would even Dante's abilities suffice to inform our vast and swiftly changing chaos, to build it up into a harmonious composition, to impose a style? One may venture to doubt it. There is too much raw material, of too many kinds; and some of the kinds (as, for example, the experience Of the urban industrial or clerical worker) seem almost too hopelessly mechanical ever to be given Style. And yet it is only by poets that the life Of any epoch can be synthesized. Encyclopaedias and guides to knowledge cannot do it, for the good rea son that they affect only the intellectual surface Of a man's life. The lower layers, the core of his being, they leave untouched. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 452g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 4 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243289995
  • 9780243289998

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