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“I will not cease from mental fight,” Blake wrote. Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. The current flows fast and furious. It issues a spate of words from the loudspeakers and the politicians.

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Source Notes: article in The New Republic (Washington, D.C.), 1940

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Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929).

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