Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Elizabeth A. Drew
(1887-1965) born on
English-US "poet, critic, author". "Her works include "Poetry: A Modern Guide to Its Understanding and Enjoyment," 1959."

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F
"The test of literature, I suppose, is whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it."

R
"The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion."
A
How poetry comes to the poet is a mystery.
N
"The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and "mangled mind" leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict."
K
"Propaganda has a bad name, but its root meaning is simply to disseminate through a medium, and all writing therefore is propaganda for something. It's a seeding of the self in the consciousness of others."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""The Modern Novel," " Is There a " Feminine" Fiction?," 1926."
R: ""The Modern Novel," 1926."
A: "In "On the Teaching of Poetry," by Leonora Speyer, in "the Saturday Review of Literature," 1946."
N: ""Poetry: A Modern Guide to Its Understanding and Enjoyment," pt. 2, ch. 13, 1959."
K: ""Poetry: A Modern Guide to Its Understanding and Enjoyment," pt. 2, ch. 10, 1959."


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