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Man And Superman
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  • Our newspapers and melodramas are blustering about our imperial destiny; but our eyes and hearts turn eagerly to the American millionaire.
  • Nobody does: the successes such plays sometimes obtain are due to the incidental conventional melodrama with which the experienced popular author instinctively saves himself from failure.
  • Here you call your appearance beauty, your emotions love, your sentiments heroism, your aspirations virtue, just as you did on earth; but here there are no hard facts to contradict you, no ironic contrast of your needs with your pretensions, no human comedy, nothing but a perpetual romance, a universal melodrama.

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  • a mesmerizing melodrama of forbidden love
  • For an observer given to melodrama it would have appeared that the woman’s look was pleading.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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