Excerpt from The Critic and the Drama The imprisoning Of it in a tangible dream. Criticism is the dream book. All art is a kind of subconscious madness expressed in terms Of sanity; criticism is essential to the interpretation Of its mysteries, for about everything truly beautiful there is ever some thing mysterious and disconcerting. Beauty is t always immediately recognizable as beauty; what Often passes for beauty is mere infatuation; living beauty is like a love that has outlasted the middle-years Of life, and has met triumphantly the test Of time, and faith, and cynic meditation. For beauty is a sleep walker in the endless corridors Of the wakeful world, uncertain, groping, and t a little. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.