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Said Bernard Shaw in his 1913 preface to his book, The Quintessence of Ibsenism, originally published in 1891: "In the pages which follow I have made no attempt to tamper with the work of the bygone man of thirty-five who wrote them. I have never admitted the right of an elderly author to alter the work of a young author, even when the young author happens to be himself." I am no Shaw, but, in penning this preface to a new printing of a book I published in 1930, I echo his sentiments.
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