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great-men-are-seldom-overscrupulous-in-the-arrangement-of-their-attire
i-treat-all-my-characters-as-if-they-were-real-i-am-scrupulous-about-details-their-lives
judge-criticize-object-before-you-decide-to-believe-something-but-once-you-believe-youre-but-idiot-if-you-need-to-be-scrupulous-any-more-raheel-farooq
some-who-are-too-scrupulous-to-steal-your-possessions-nevertheless-see-no-wrong-in-tampering-with-your-thoughts-khalil-gibran
my-nature-is-orderly-observant-scrupulous-deeply-introverted-joyce-carol-oates
public-money-ought-to-be-touched-with-most-scrupulous-consciousness-honor-thomas-paine
few-novelists-can-be-more-scrupulous-than-jane-austen-as-to-phrasing-thoughts-their-characters-mary-lascelles
liberation-movements-prizing-ends-over-means-are-not-always-particular-about-their-friends-scrupulous-about-their-transactions-bill-keller
but-curiosity-is-restless-scrupulous-passion-no-one-girl-can-endure-with-patience-that-hers-should-be-baffled-by-another-joseph-sheridan-le-fanu
how-can-we-be-scrupulous-in-life-which-from-birth-onwards-is-determined-to-wring-us-dry-any-serenity-at-all-christopher-fry
while-it-is-true-that-inherently-free-scrupulous-person-may-be-destroyed-such-individual-can-never-be-enslaved-used-as-blind-tool-albert-einstein
thus-archivist-must-display-at-all-times-scrupulous-independence-devotion-to-laws-principles-which-govern-responsibilities-office-allen-weinstein
it-is-not-justice-servant-men-but-accident-hazard-fortune-ally-patient-timethat-holds-even-scrupulous-balance-joseph-conrad
a-clean-sensitive-conscience-steady-scrupulous-integrity-in-small-things-as-well-as-large-is-most-valuable-all-possessions-to-nation-as-to-henry-van-dyke
all-must-admit-that-reception-teachings-christ-results-in-purest-patriotism-in-most-scrupulous-fidelity-to-public-trust-in-best-type-grover-cleveland
faithfulness-to-truth-history-involves-far-more-than-research-however-patient-scrupulous-into-special-facts-the-narrator-must-seek-to-imbue-himself-with-life-spirit-time-francis-
nosology-from-greek-nosos-meaning-disease-logos-referring-to-study-is-not-sport-for-timid-certainly-not-for-those-scrupulous-about-rules-order-that-they-demand-consistency-in-all
certainly-one-highest-duties-citizen-is-scrupulous-obedience-to-laws-nation-but-it-is-not-highest-duty-thomas-jefferson
no-man-is-methodical-as-complete-idler-none-scrupulous-in-measuring-out-his-time-as-he-whose-time-is-worth-nothing-washington-irving
she-was-no-intellectual-but-men-were-scrupulous-about-avoiding-intellectual-women-unless-they-had-sense-to-keep-it-well-hidden-margaret-way
man-scans-with-scrupulous-care-character-pedigree-his-horses-cattle-dogs-before-he-matches-them-but-when-he-comes-to-his-own-marriage-he-rarely-charles-darwin
is-scrupulous-attention-i-am-paying-to-government-my-tongue-at-all-proportioned-to-that-tremendous-truth-revealed-through-st-james-that-if-i-do-not-frederick-william-faber
there-ought-to-be-more-scrupulous-honesty-in-big-business-men-than-in-any-other-human-relation-for-big-business-requires-teamwork-on-gigantic-scale-henry-latham-doherty
we-are-obligated-to-be-more-scrupulous-in-fulfilling-commandment-charity-than-any-other-positive-commandment-because-charity-is-sign-righteous-maimonides
science-is-properly-more-scrupulous-than-dogma-dogma-gives-charter-to-mistake-but-breath-science-is-contest-with-mistake-must-keep-conscience-george-eliot
Hester Lipp had written Where the Sidewalk Starts, an inexplicably acclaimed book of memoir, recounting - in severe language and strange, striking imagery - Lipp's childhood and adolescence on a leafy suburban street in Burlington. Her house was large and well-kept, her schooling uneventful, her family - the members of which she described in scrupulous detail - uniformly decent and supportive. Sidewalk was blurbed as a devastatingly honest account of what it meant to grow up middle class in America. Amy, who forced herself to read the whole thing, thought the book devastatingly unnecessary. The New York Times had assigned it to her for a review, and she stomped on it with both feet. Amy's review of Sidewalk was the only mean-spirited review she ever wrote. She had allowed herself to do this, not because she was tired of memoirs, baffled by their popularity, resentful that somehow, in the past twenty years, fiction had taken a backseat to them, so that in order to sell clever, thoroughly imagined novels, writers had been browbeaten by their agents into marketing them as fact. All this annoyed her, but then Amy was annoyed by just about everything. She beat up on Hester Lipp because the woman could write up a storm and yet squandered her powers on the minutiae of a beige conflict-free life. In her review, Amy had begun by praising what there was to praise about Hester's sharp sentences and word-painting talents and then slipped, in three paragraphs, into a full-scale rant about the tyranny of fact and the great advantages, to both writer and reader, of making things up. She ended by saying that reading Where the Sidewalk Starts was like "being frog-marched through your own backyard.

Jincy Willett
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In his book Real Presences, George Steiner asks us to "imagine a society in which all talk about the arts, music and literature is prohibited." In such a society there would be no more essays on whether Hamlet was mad or only pretending to be, no reviews of the latest exhibitions or novels, no profiles of writers or artists. There would be no secondary, or parasitic, discussion - let alone tertiary: commentary on commentary. We would have, instead, a "republic for writers and readers" with no cushion of professional opinion-makers to come between creators and audience. While the Sunday papers presently serve as a substitute for the experiencing of the actual exhibition or book, in Steiner's imagined republic the review pages would be turned into listings:catalogues and guides to what is about to open, be published, or be released. What would this republic be like? Would the arts suffer from the obliteration of this ozone of comment? Certainly not, says Steiner, for each performance of a Mahler symphony is also a critique of that symphony. Unlike the reviewer, however, the performer "invests his own being in the process of interpretation." Such interpretation is automatically responsible because the performer is answerable to the work in a way that even the most scrupulous reviewer is not. Although, most obviously, it is not only the case for drama and music; all art is also criticism. This is most clearly so when a writer or composer quotes or reworks material from another writer or composer. All literature, music, and art "embody an expository reflection which they pertain". In other words it is not only in their letters, essays, or conversation that writers like Henry James reveal themselves also to be the best critics; rather, The Portrait of a Lady is itself, among other things, a commentary on and a critique of Middlemarch. "The best readings of art are art." No sooner has Steiner summoned this imaginary republic into existence than he sighs, "The fantasy I have sketched is only that." Well, it is not. It is a real place and for much of the century it has provided a global home for millions of people. It is a republic with a simple name: jazz.

Geoff Dyer
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