Lovely article about literary taste

This article about forming literary taste by Arnold Enoch Bennett from Crisis Magazine is well worth reading, pondering and sharing.

The aim of literary study is not to amuse the hours of leisure; it is to awake oneself, it is to be alive, to intensify one’s capacity for pleasure, for sympathy, and for comprehension. It is not to affect one hour, but twenty-four hours. It is to change utterly one’s relations with the world.

At the beginning a misconception must be removed from the path.

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