On reading ‘William and Henry James : Selected Letters by Henry James and William James’. American Writer comments

Read two of the earlier letters from William to Henry last night. The subject, art and artists recently viewed, and lividly recalled, very impressive. While William was taking the cure in Germany. When I first got the book, I made the mistake of skipping ahead, to the later letters, between the brothers, in these letters their focus was their mutual constipation problems :

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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