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Walt Whitman on the “Meaning” of Art and How to Best Access the Poetic
Walt Whitman on the “Meaning” of Art and How to Best Access the Poetic

“At its best, poetic lore is like what may be heard of conversation in the dusk, from speakers far or hid, of which we get only a few broken murmurs. What is not gather’d is far more — perhaps the main thing.”

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George Eliot on Form, Poetry, and How Art Reveals the Interrelated Parts of the Whole
George Eliot on Form, Poetry, and How Art Reveals the Interrelated Parts of the Whole

“Form, as an element of human experience, must begin with the perception of separateness.”

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William Blake Illustrates Pioneering Feminist and Philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft’s Children’s Book of Moral Education
William Blake Illustrates Pioneering Feminist and Philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft’s Children’s Book of Moral Education

“Good habits, imperceptibly fixed, are far preferable to the precepts of reason.”

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Tiny, Perfect Things: A Lyrical Illustrated Invitation to Presence
Tiny, Perfect Things: A Lyrical Illustrated Invitation to Presence

A serenade to the small wonders that fill life with aliveness.

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Tennessee Williams on Love and How the Very Thing Worth Saving Is the Thing That Will Save Us
Tennessee Williams on Love and How the Very Thing Worth Saving Is the Thing That Will Save Us

“We live in a perpetually burning building, and what we must save from it, all the time, is love.”

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Iris Murdoch on Storytelling, Why Art Is Essential for Democracy, and the Key to Good Writing
Iris Murdoch on Storytelling, Why Art Is Essential for Democracy, and the Key to Good Writing

“A good society contains many different artists doing many different things. A bad society coerces artists because it knows that they can reveal all kinds of truths.”

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