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|'THE POEM' In 1927, the year following William Carlos Williams's receipt of the |
Dial Award for poetry, the Dial's editor, Marianne Moore, observed: "Egotism is
usually subversive of sagacity. . . . We seem now to require a corrective, . . . care
|MARIANNE. MOORE. (1887-1972) POET A writer is unfair to himself when he is |
unable to be hard on himself. Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity. Humor
saves a few steps, it saves years. I am governed by the pull of a sentence as the ...
|8 Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity. MARIANNE MOORE (1 887-1 972), |
U.S. poet. "Comment,' in Dial, no. 82 (New York, March 1927; rcpr. in Complete
Prose, 1987). 9 There is nothing in the world so enjoyable as a thorough-going ...
|Mizner, Wilson Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity. - Moore, Marianne One |
must learn to love oneself with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can
bear to be with oneself and need not roam. - Nietzsche, Friedrich If someone is ...
|—TOM RYAN Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. —FRANK |
LEAHY / own and operate a ferocious ego. —BILL MOYERS Egotism is usually
subversive of sagacity. —MARIANNE MOORE To know oneself, one should ...
|The Downright Scholar is humble before the thing he examines, and not willing to |
alter his words to fit his audience's expectations and presumably receive praise.
Indeed, she goes on to assert that "Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity" ...
|But literary "neatness" implies a certain decorum of manner as of matter. A theme |
had, like a house, better not have "the appearance of having been thrown out of
its own windows." Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity. Critical remarks at ...
|Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity. Critical remarks at all events, which are |
uncongenial to the object of them, are often uncongenial to others, and having
had a great deal of such careless grandeur, we seem now to require a corrective
|... sagacious,with themaximum rather than the minimum of egotism, strenuous, |
generous, fallible, andaltogether human. ... Thisisanother of Eliot's deliciously
subversive sentences,worththe close attentionofany would-be writer: itseems
|M. Cousin has wisely exposed this dangerous doctrine, whieh, once universally |
embraced, would be subversive of all f-imily ... honor or sagacity in maintaining or
in practising the morality of self-interest ; in the opinion of every enlightened mind
, it is merely an evidence of weakness ; to all generous hearts it is a scandal ; to
the most conceited egotists it is an unfortunate calculation ; for a contempt of right