Into thin air quotes

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book, novel into thin air

I am dead against art’s being self-expression. I see an inherent failure in any story which fails to detach itself from the author–detach itself in the sense that a well-blown soap-bubble detaches itself from the bowl of the blower’s pipe and spherically takes off into the air as a new, whole, pure, iridescent world. Whereas the ill-blown bubble, as children know, timidly adheres to the bowl’s lip, then either bursts or sinks flatly back again.”
– Elizabeth Bowen