The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2110 Wednesday, 1 December 1999.
Date: Tuesday, 30 Nov 1999 21:37:44 EST
Subject: 10.2101 Re: Age of Awareness
Comment: Re: SHK 10.2101 Re: Age of Awareness
Anthony Burton's response explains the dynamics of poor criticism and
the world's sorrow beautifully, and at once:
"The second choices lead only to the entrenchment of existing biases,
predilections, and habits of thought and behavior without any
corresponding growth; they confine and mummify what genius seeks to open
up and enliven, and when turned to the study of genius or great
creativity, defeat the very phenomenon they examine."
Thanks, Burton. Your entire post will be printed and posted on my
refrigerator for all to see, in hopes the mummified (a group that
occasionally includes moi) who pass by will notice. Quite a lovely
clarification. Have you been reading Coleridge?