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The Aspern Papers: The Turn of the Screw the Liar the Two Faces (Classic Reprint)

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The Aspern Papers. It is at the same time true that my present mention of it may perhaps too effectually dispose of any complacent claim to my having found the situation. Not that I quite know indeed what situations the seeking fabulist does find ;he seeks them enough assuredly, but his discoveries are, like those of the navigator, the chemist, the biologist, scarce more than alert recognitions. He comes upon the interesting thing as Columbus came upon the isle of San Salvador, because he had moved in the right direction for it also because he knew, with the encounter, what making land then and there represented. Nature had so placed it, to profit if as profit we may measure the matter !by his fine unrest, just as history, literary history we in this connexion call it, had in an out-of-the-way corner of the great garden of life thrown off a curious flower that I was to feel worth gathering as soon as I saw it. I got wind of my positive fact, I followed the scent. It was in Florence years ago ;which is precisely, of the whole matter, what I like most to remember.
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