Re: A one-dimensional universe of sound


Subject: Re: A one-dimensional universe of sound
From: Eliot Handelman (eliot@generation.net)
Date: Sun Feb 13 2005 - 22:31:12 EST


Michael Gogins wrote:

> About everything including art. One's honesty with respect to politics
> carries over into one's honesty about art, for example. In some sense,
> a person is a whole, or should be.

Art teaches us that people never are what they should be -- the late
Arthur Miller was not the first in this line.

Coul;d you give an example of what you mean by "being honest with art"?
I really don't understand what you
mean.

Among my choices are:

"honestly, that piece stank"

"honestly, I don't understand this piece"

"honestly, I prefer the theme music for "family affair" to late Beethoven"

"honestly, I did not have the emotions that seemed called for in this music"

"honestly, I believe that secret messages are encoded in this music that
were beamed here by certain mushrooms"

etc. which? What does it mean to be honest with, say. a line of Poe or
someone?

Here's a line without which Borges says he can't imagine the world:

"Ah, but bear in mind, this was an enchanted garden." (Poe)

How does honesty apply here?

-- eliot



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