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" Whether it is right or advisable to create beings like Heathcliff, I do not know: I scarcely think it is. But this I know: the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master - something that, at times, strangely... "
The Living Age ... - Page 143
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Erotic Faith: Being in Love from Jane Austen to D. H. Lawrence

Robert M. Polhemus - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 371 pages
...it, says of her sister's hero, "Whether it is right or advisable to create beings like Heathcliff, I do not know: I scarcely think it is. But this I...something that at times strangely wills and works for itself."23 What Emily wills to express through Heathcliff is the insatiable need for permanent love...
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A History of the Bible as Literature

David Norton - Bible - 1993 - 868 pages
...possihly from her own expetience, that 'the wtiter who possesses the creative gift owns something of wh1ch he is not always master- something that at times strangely wills and works for irself. Lawrence purs the idea most challengingly: 'the artist usually sers out - or used to - to point...
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The Brontės: The Critical Heritage

Miriam Allott - Reference - 1995 - 475 pages
...demon life - a Ghoul - an Afreet. Whether it is right or advisable to create beings like Heathcliff, I do not know: I scarcely think it is. But this I...years lie in subjection; and then, haply without any warning of revolt, there comes a time when it will no longer consent 'to harrow the vallies, or be...
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Erotic Faith: Being in Love from Jane Austen to D. H. Lawrence

Robert M. Polhemus - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 371 pages
...it, says of her sister's hero, "Whether it is right or advisable to create beings like Heathcliff, I do not know: I scarcely think it is. But this I...creative gift owns something of which he is not always master—something that at times strangely wills and works for itself." 23 What Emily wills to express...
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Dictionary of Quotations in Communications

Lilless McPherson Shilling, Linda K. Fuller - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1997 - 315 pages
...experience some comprehension of the world as it looks to each of us. Dorothea Brande, Becoming a Writer But this I know: the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which heis not always master-something that at times strangely wills and works for itself. If the result...
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The Letters of Charlotte Brontė: 1848-1851

Charlotte Brontė - Literary Collections - 1995 - 782 pages
...life— a Ghoul — an Afreet.1" Whether it is right or advisable to create beings like Heathcliff, I do not know: I scarcely think it is. But this I...will perhaps for years lie in subjection; and then, 12 WH 44, ll. 24-7, quoted from memory. 13 WH 411, ll. 7-8, similarly quoted. 14 An Afreet is 'an evil...
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Emily Bront : Wuthering Heights

Patsy Stoneman - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 208 pages
...demon life - a Ghoul - an Afreet.5 Whether it is right or advisable to create beings like Heathcliff, I do not know: I scarcely think it is. But this I...that at times strangely wills and works for itself . . . Be the work grim or glorious, dread or divine, you have little choice left but quiescent adoption...
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Emily Bront : Wuthering Heights

Patsy Stoneman, Senior Lecturer Department of English Patsy Stoneman - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 208 pages
...sister's prefatory remarks: 'the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he \sic] is not always master something that at times strangely wills and works for itself. Critics of Wuthering Heights as diverse as Fredric Jameson and Frank Kermode have remarked on its unsettling...
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A Student's Guide to Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontė

Richard E. Mezo - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2002 - 108 pages
...demon life—a Ghoul—an Afreet. Whether it is right or advisable to create beings like Heathcliff, I do not know: I scarcely think it is. But this I...creative gift owns something of which he is not always master—something that, at times, strangely wills and works for itself. He may lay down rules and...
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The Cambridge Companion to the Brontės

Heather Glen, Senior Lecturer Faculty of English Cambridge University and Fellow of New Hall Heather Glen - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 251 pages
...propriety co-exists uneasily with the imaginative impulse: that 'creative gift of which [the writer] is not always master - something that at times strangely wills and works for itself', as Charlotte Bronte put it, attempting to explain and excuse her sister's creation of Heathcliff, in...
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