Depreciations (Classic Reprint) ~ Paperback ~ B.Russell Herts
Excerpt from Depreciations Some of these essays were written before this volume was contemplated, but almost all are aimed at a revision of accepted values. They are given their collective title of Depreciations because the people and ideas depreciated are all, in my opinion, ones overvalued by our generation. I do not imagine that I have cut in pieces either the one or the other. This book is a sword-thrust that may, indeed, be no more than a pen-prick. Moore, Yeats, Bennett, Wells, Chesterton and the rest remain imposing, and so I recognize them; marriage, religion, the effort at fundamentalities and finalities, these too remain important to humanity. I have merely given expression to my present personal reaction to them; I may feel differently in a year - and then there may be another book for you to read. But for the moment I offer only these essays as an offensive and defensive expression of my opinion, and I hope they may provoke a corresponding activity on the part of those who cannot accept them; for by such encounters the truth, or as much of it as is necessary for us at any one time, comes to prevail. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.