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Monday, March 20, 2017

Hemingway: Corrigendum

"Courage is grace under pressure."

Intriguing idea and worth considering, but a more accurate definition would be:

"Talent--grace under pressure."

As to courage, cf. M.LeClerc:

"Courage means hanging on long beyond the point at which it is rational--or possible!--to do so."

Of course only a literary near-nobody chips away at greatness. As Joyce has righty said:

"Criticism is a chump's game."

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