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Creatures That Once Were Men

By Gorky, Maxim

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Title: Creatures That Once Were Men  
Author: Gorky, Maxim
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Gorky, M. (n.d.). Creatures That Once Were Men. Retrieved from http://www.ebooklibrary.org/


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INTRODUCTORY. By G. K. CHESTERTON. It is certainly a curious fact that so many of the voices of what is called our modern religion have come from countries which are not only simple, but may even be called barbaric. A nation like Norway has a great realistic drama without having ever had either a great classical drama or a great romantic drama. A nation like Russia makes us feel its modern fiction when we have never felt its ancient fiction. It has produced its Gissing without producing its Scott. Everything that is most sad and scientific, everything that is most grim and analytical, everything that can truly be called most modern, everything that can without unreasonableness be called most morbid, comes from these fresh and untried and unexhausted nationalities. Out of these infant peoples come the oldest voices of the earth. This contradiction, like many other contradictions, is one which ought first of all to be registered as a mere fact; long before we attempt to explain why things contradict themselves, we ought, if we are honest men and good critics, to register the preliminary truth that things do contradict themselves. In this case, as I say, there are many possible and suggestive explanations.

Table of Contents
· INTRODUCTORY. · PART I. · PART II.

 

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