Brave New World

Chapter 12;

What does Helmholtz suggest is necessary to writing well?

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“I know quite well that one needs ridiculous, mad situations like that; one can’t write really well about anything else. Why was that old fellow such a marvellous propaganda technician? Because he had so many insane, excruciating things to get excited about. You’ve got to be hurt and upset; otherwise you can’t think of

the really good, penetrating, X-rayish phrases."


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