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" ... the grand work of literary genius is a work of synthesis and exposition, not of analysis and discovery ; its gift lies in the faculty of being happily inspired by a certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere, by a certain order of ideas, when it... "
Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 76
1865
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Arnold: 'Culture and Anarchy' and Other Writings

Arnold Matthew, Matthew Arnold - History - 1993 - 248 pages
...a certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere, by a certain order of ideas, when it finds itself in them; of dealing divinely with these ideas, presenting...ideas, in order to work freely; and these it is not so easy to command. This is why great creative epochs in literature are so rare, this is why there...
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Pedagogical Economies: The Examination and the Victorian Literary Man

Cathy Shuman - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 255 pages
...grand work of literary genius is a work of synthesis and exposition, not of analysis and discovery;... dealing divinely with these ideas, presenting them...in the most effective and attractive combinations" ("Function" 26i). In other words, criticism and literature combined are themselves the best inspectors....
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Virginia Woolf and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel

Emily Blair - Literary Criticism - 2012 - 300 pages
...a certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere, by a certain order of ideas, when it finds itself in them; of dealing divinely with these ideas, presenting...combinations, — making beautiful works with them, in short. (133) Lucilla's admirable skill for combining interior design and people to create a pleasing social...
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Charles Eliot Norton: The Art of Reform in Nineteenth-century America

Linda C. Dowling - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 221 pages
...atmosphere, by a certain order of ideas, when it finds itself in them." Such genius, Arnold warned, "must have the atmosphere, it must find itself amidst...ideas, in order to work freely; and these it is not so easy to command." And ever afterward Norton himself would speak of "atmosphere" as the missing medium...
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Einstein for the 21st Century: His Legacy in Science, Art, and Modern Culture

Peter Galison, Gerald James Holton, Silvan S. Schweber - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 363 pages
...a certain order of ideas, when it finds itself in them; of dealing divinely with these ideas. . . . But it must have the atmosphere, it must find itself...ideas, in order to work freely; and these it is not so easy to command. This is why great creative epochs in literature are so rare; this is why there...
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Essays in Criticism, Volume 1

Matthew Arnold - Criticism - 1883 - 379 pages
...a certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere, by a certain order of ideas, when it finds itself in them ; of dealing divinely with these ideas, presenting...ideas, in order to work freely ; and these it is not so easy to command. This is why great creative epochs in literature are so rare, this is why there...
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Journal, Volume 7

Anthropology - 1907
...a certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere, by a certain order of ideas ; when it finds itself in them, of dealing divinely with these ideas, presenting...attractive combinations, making beautiful works with them. But it must have the atmosphere, finding itself amidst the order of ideas, in order to work freely...
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