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It is in the impartial practice of life, if anywhere, that the promise of perfection for his art can be found rather than in the absurd formulas trying to prescribe this or that particular method of technique or conception. Let him mature the strength of his imagination among the things of this earth.

—Joseph Conrad, from an essay entitled "Books"  (1905)

   nelson algren, nonconformity, writing on writing

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  —Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet, excerpt from first letter, Paris, 17 February 1903

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