Smarts v. Fancy

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4 July 2013

Brains are not all; brains, as a critic has recently pointed out with some wisdom, are not for instance necessary for the writing of novels, whereas imagination is; brains may father the Theory of Relativity but not Sam Weller.”

Extract from “The Vanished World”, the first volume (published in 1969) of an autobiographical trilogy by the English short-story writer and novelist H. E. Bates (1905-1974).

Sam Weller is a character in “Pickwick Papers”, a novel by Charles Dickens (1812-1870) published in serial form in 1836 and 1837.


 You might perhaps care to view some of our earlier posts.  For instance:

1. Why? or How? That is the question (3 Jan 2012)

2. Partitocracy v. Democracy (20 July 2012)

3. The shoddiest possible goods at the highest possible prices (2 Feb 2012)

4. Capitalism in practice  (4 July 2012) 

5.Ladder  (21 June 2012)

 6. A tale of two cities (1)  (6 June 2012)

 7. A tale of two cities (2)  (7 June 2012)

 8. Where’s the beef? Ontology and tinned meat (31 Jan 2012)

Every so often we shall change this sample of previously published posts.








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