Friday, March 5, 2010

Meandering around and around . . .

Today is the birthday of Benjamin Franklin Norris, Jr. (March 5, 1870 – October 25, 1902), novelist, journalist and a leader of the Naturalism movement. He is best known as Frank Norris and for his work depicting the the suffering caused by corrupt and greedy turn-of-the-century corporate monopolies.

"Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual, and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time." - Frank Norris

"No art that is not in the end understood by the People can live or ever did live a single generation." - Frank Norris

"The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." - Frank Norris

"The function of the novelist... is to comment upon life as he sees it." - Frank Norris

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