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derek hardy <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 18 May 2000 11:51:34 PDT
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Yes, thank you Bill.

You want intellect and poetic power? Look no further than Shakespeare - a
great critic...of his times, of literature, of mankind...

>From: Bill Freind <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Ezra Pound discussion list of the University of Maine
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>Subject: Re: His nibs
>Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 09:00:07 -0400
>Bill Wagner wrote:
> >   Ego and arrogance seems to be the foundation
> > of most art. Intellect often lacks the necessary spark of creativity.
> > may be what separates critics from creators.
>These are both incredibly romantic notions: the poet as anti- or
>ego combatting the withering forces of reason. Of course, they were
>probably bogus
>in the Romantic era, too: Coleridge was one of the leading "critics" of his
>and ego in Shelley, Blake or Wordsworth (not to mention Hemans) is, to put
>mildly, a complicated issue. Scores of 20th C writers have been shrewd
>and a number of critics have written impressive books.
>Yeah, intellect often lacks creativity, but that shouldn't serve as a
>of dimwittedness.
>Bill Freind

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