Saturday, October 17, 2009

Daily Dose

From The Collected Essays and Papers of George Saintsbury, 1875 - 1923


"Flaubert was a novelist, and a great one. As a dramatist or a poet he might, had his genius so inclined him, have been greater still in the general estimation; but he could hardly have been greater in the estimation of those who are content to welcome greatness in the form in which it chooses to present itself, instead of suggesting that it should suit its costume to their preconceived ideas."

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