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О. Генри

Дата рождения: 11. Сентябрь 1862
Дата смерти: 5. Июнь 1910

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О. Ге́нри — признанный мастер американского рассказа. Его новеллам свойственны тонкий юмор и неожиданные развязки.

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„Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.“

— O. Henry, The Gift of the Magi
Context: There was clearly nothing to do but flop down on the shabby little couch and howl. So Della did it. Which instigates the moral reflection that life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating. "The Gift of the Magi"

„Man is too thoroughly an egoist not to be also an egotist; if he love, the object shall know it. During a lifetime he may conceal it through stress of expediency and honour, but it shall bubble from his dying lips, though it disrupt a neighbourhood. It is known, however, that most men do not wait so long to disclose their passion.“

— O. Henry
Context: Man is too thoroughly an egoist not to be also an egotist; if he love, the object shall know it. During a lifetime he may conceal it through stress of expediency and honour, but it shall bubble from his dying lips, though it disrupt a neighbourhood. It is known, however, that most men do not wait so long to disclose their passion. In the case of Lorison, his particular ethics positively forbade him to declare his sentiments, but he must needs dally with the subject, and woo by innuendo at least. "Blind Man's Holiday"

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