Monday, September 12, 2016

Hmm …

 Laurel S. Peterson op-ed: Of what use is poetry in the face of tragedy? - The Hour. (Hat tip, G. E. Reutter.)

I think it is wrong to approach poetry from a utilitarian perspective. Art, obviously, makes reference to life, but to regard it as a treatment for life's ills is to place upon it a burden it cannot bear.

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