Lascelles Abercrombie

Lascelles Abercrombie

British poet and literary critic, one of the 'Dymock poets'.
Traditional matter must be glorified, since it would be easier to listen to the re-creation of familiar stories than to quite new and unexpected things; the listeners, we must remember, needed poetry chiefly as the re-creation of tired hours.More Lascelles Abercrombie quotes [09/23/2011 08:09:51]
It seems difficult, sometimes, to believe that there was a time when sentiments now become habitual, sentiments that imply not only the original imperative of conduct, but the original metaphysic of living, were by no means altogether habitual.More Lascelles Abercrombie quotes [09/23/2011 08:09:46]
If epic poetry is a definite species, the sagas do not fall within it.More Lascelles Abercrombie quotes [09/23/2011 08:09:34]
There is only one thing which can master the perplexed stuff of epic material into unity; and that is, an ability to see in particular human experience some significant symbolism of man's general destiny.More Lascelles Abercrombie quotes [09/23/2011 08:09:43]
The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else.More Lascelles Abercrombie quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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