|Image courtesy Fogg Museum.|
W. Kandinsky: "There are no 'musts' in art." T.S. Eliot: "There is no freedom in art." Dostoievski character, after the ancient Middle East epigram: "Everything is permitted." (R-rated weblog. Since one has been advised there is no Literature anymore, or even literature, only writing, one proceeds on the premise that this weblog qualifies as not-meaningless, since it is, or appears to be, a form of "writing." Image: Banksy.)
Thursday, December 22, 2016
M. LeClerc: "Criticism, no matter how worthless, always appears superior to its object." Or almost always. The shooting-from-the-hip attacks on successful literary figures by the subunderground writer are not launched out of malice, but rather from a sometimes desperate will to survive that is
nourished, sustained, by ridicule and mockery, no matter how petty and unjustified. Established writers who are assaulted understand this, most of them, and out of noblesse oblige let it pass.
Posted by Richard McNally at 7:31 AM
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