9781604241112

Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations (Georges Polti)

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  • ISBN13:

    9781604241112

  • ISBN10:

    160424111X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-09-30
  • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc

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The prefaces of many books are more enduring than the letter-press they introduce. It is as if an author's after-thoughts more nearly express his real thoughts than his well-considered, neatly planned succession of chapters. The reason for this, though a natural one, came to me only as I read and re-read the proofs of "The Thirty-six Dramatic Situations": as an author's work is unrolled before him in the type of the galley-proofs, the first sight of the printed words induces a freshness of mind that is near relative to the fine frenzy of first conception; added to this mental freshness there is a maturity?for are not months of thought behind the chapters of the work??that makes the author's thoughts as grandparents with the enthusiasms of youth. In the prefaces, then, the authors find outlets to express their own reactions to their own thoughts.

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