The function of literature through all its mutations, has been to make us aware of the particularity of selves, and thehigh authorityof theself in its quarrel with its society and its culture. Literature is in that sense subversive.
Just as thesweet-apple reddens on thehigh branch, high onthehighest, and theapple-pickersmissed it, or rather did not miss it out, but could not reach it.Sappho 7c
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