Also unlike most book reviewers, I can choose to write about only the books I do enjoy. Over two hundred years ago, the great scholar and wit Dr. Or if he did, he was a blockhead!
My dear Ernest, what are you laughing at? At a capital story that I have just come across in this volume of Reminiscences that I have found on your table.
What is the book? I have not read it yet. Well, while you have been playing, I have been turning over the pages with some amusement, though, as a rule, I dislike modern memoirs.
They are generally written by people who have either entirely lost their memories, or have never done anything worth remembering; which, however, is, no doubt, the true explanation of their popularity, as the English public always feels perfectly at its ease when a mediocrity is talking to it.
It forgives everything except genius. But I must confess that I like all memoirs.
I like them for their form, just as much as for their matter. In literature mere egotism is delightful. Whenever we come across it, and, strangely enough, it is rather rare, we cannot but welcome it, and do not easily forget it.
Humanity will always love Rousseau for having confessed his sins, not to a priest, but to the world, and the couchant nymphs that Cellini wrought in bronze for the castle of King Francis, the green and gold Perseus, even, that in the open Loggia at Florence shows the moon the dead terror that once turned life to stone, have not given it more pleasure than has that autobiography in which the supreme scoundrel of the Renaissance relates the story of his splendour and his shame.
The opinions, the character, the achievements of the man, matter very little.
He may be a sceptic like the gentle Sieur de Montaigne, or a saint like the bitter son of Monica, but when he tells us his own secrets he can always charm our ears to listening and our lips to silence. The mode of thought that Cardinal Newman represented—if that can be called a mode of thought which seeks to solve intellectual problems by a denial of the supremacy of the intellect—may not, cannot, I think, survive.
But the world will never weary of watching that troubled soul in its progress from darkness to darkness. Yes; autobiography is irresistible. Poor, silly, conceited Mr.
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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation.
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