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American Critic, Author and Teacher. 1905-1975
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“This is the great vice of academicism, that it is concerned with ideas rather than with thinking.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Any historian of the literature of the modern age will take virtually for granted the adversary intention, the actually subversive intention, that characterizes modern writing / he will perceive its clear purpose of detaching the reader from the habits of thought and feeling that the larger culture imposes, of giving him a ground and a vantage point from which to judge and condemn, and perhaps revise, the culture that produces him.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony.”
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