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Re: Critical Encounters of the Negative Kind
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0697  Wednesday, 9 April 2003

From:           John W. Kennedy <
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Date:           Tuesday, 08 Apr 2003 14:27:18 -0400
Subject: 14.0683 Re: Critical Encounters of the Negative Kind
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0683 Re: Critical Encounters of the Negative Kind

From:           Ted Dykstra <
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>My point, which I think should be very clear to most, is that without
>the artist (writer, painter, scientist, whatever the field) interpreting
>the story, the story is just the same old story you posted. Same for the
>scales.  EXACTLY the same. "The" story is a foundation that, by itself,
>never interpreted or expanded upon, would be very forgettable after one
>listening.

I suppose I must sound like a broken record, always referring to Lewis's
"An Experiment in Criticism", but I find I must do so once again.  As he
points out in the chapter, "On Myth", a fifty-word summary of, say, the
myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, _is_ memorable.  It appears that there
are stories, and then there are Stories.

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