‘An air of expectant life’
To be able to think and unable to express is a fine torture. I am undergoing it—without patience. … Other writers have some starting point. Something to catch hold of. … They lean on dialect—or on tradition—or on history—or on the prejudice or fad of the hour; they trade upon some tie or some conviction of their time—or upon the absence of these things. … I have had some impressions, some sensations—in my time;—impressions and sensations of common things.
(19 June 1896, LL, 1, p. 192)
KeywordsSecret Sharer Superficial Resemblance Foreign Accent Lunatic Asylum Romance World
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- 3.Quoted in Baines, Conrad: A Critical Biography (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1960), p. 223.Google Scholar