The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1108 Friday, 6 June 2003
Date: Thursday, 5 Jun 2003 09:51:35 EDT
Subject: 14.1093 Re: Santayana Quoted Correctly
Comment: Re: SHK 14.1093 Re: Santayana Quoted Correctly
>Just to clarify (I hope) the way I look at it. I would wager that WS
>experienced something like the same soul-destroying grief when his
>little boy died. I know I would.
At the core of any powerful presentation of emotion must be the writer's
personal experience. It cannot be found secondhand. The source cannot be
faked. For the sorrow to find words and form it must first penetrate
the being of the poet. WS paid his dues, and then some.
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