Jeffrey Armbruster wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:08 am
"Can we really touch people as an artist if we have spent our lives practicing in a cubicle and haven't lived life to its fullest? "
As a student of Literature for my entire life, I can assure you that there is nothing that ED has ever written that even remotely moved a single neuron in MY brain(some might add that nothing has yet accomplished this feat) . . . and she would be the poster girl for why an artist ,similar to a plant, needs to have sufficient nourishment to flower and bloom. And, if an artist is a sensorium of human experience . . . how much experience did she have secluded in her room in Amherst, Massachusetts? For me, 19th Century World Poetry was a barren period with the exceptions of two of the greatest poets in History: W.B. Yeats and Robert Frost. The rest were a bunch of sing-song rhymers that cause bad indigestion after a good meal. Perhaps one other: the great French novelist/poet Romain Rolland who wrote one of the greatest novels: Jean Christophe that focuses on an artist's life(probably Beethoven) and to this day, for me, is one of the greatest novels of all time comparing to Cervantes' "Don Quixote" and Thomas Mann's "The Magic Mountain." Rolland also wrote poetry. Playing again . . .Rognvald
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra