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One might enumerate the items of high civilization, as it exists in other countries, which are absent from the texture o
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"One might enumerate the items of high civilization, as it exists in other countries, which are absent from the texture of American life, until it should become a wonder to know what was left"

- Henry James

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This quote by Henry James is a reflection on the state of American culture and civilization in contrast to other nations. He recommends that there are many elements of high civilization that are absent from American life, which it is exceptional to consider what is left. He indicates that American culture is lacking in much of the finer elements of civilization that are present in other nations. This could consist of things such as art, literature, music, and architecture. He is recommending that American culture is not as advanced as other nations, and that there is much room for enhancement. This quote acts as a reminder that American culture must make every effort to reach the very same level of sophistication as other nations.

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Henry James This quote is written / told by Henry James between April 15, 1843 and February 28, 1916. He was a famous Writer from USA. The author also have 38 other quotes.

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