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The Puppet Show of Memory by Maurice Baring
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Jul 17, 15

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This is a perfect book. But it is the exception to the rule ‘what is written without effort is read without pleasure’. It seems to have been written with very little effort. Some people find it an insufferable collection of clichés, but they are wrong. Maurice Baring is a truly lovable man, with an amazing capacity for seeing the beauty of things. What would be cliché in someone else is deeply felt in him. Also it is an indirect argument against the nihilism of the period following WWI...
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