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Imperishable Fiction : An Inquiry into the Short Life of the 'Best Sellers'

By Le Gallienne, Richard

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Title: Imperishable Fiction : An Inquiry into the Short Life of the 'Best Sellers'  
Author: Le Gallienne, Richard
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: THE longevity of trees is said to be in proportion to the slowness of their growth. It has to do no little as well with the depth and area of their roots and the richness of the soil in which they find themselves. When the sower went forth to sow, it will be remembered, that which soon sprang up as soon withered away. It was the seed that was content to ?bring forth fruit with patience? that finally won out and survived the others. These humble, old?fashioned illustrations occur to me as I apply myself to the consideration of the question provoked by the lightning overproduction of modern fiction and modern literature generally: the question of the flourishing longevity of the fiction of the past as compared with the swift oblivion which seems almost invariably to overtake the much?advertised ?masterpieces? of the present.

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