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"Aristotle had less of what we call the tragic sense of life than almost any philosopher who ever lived, There is never a hint in Aristotle that tragedy is true."

Kenneth Rexroth on Aristotle’s Poetics

“Aristotle had less of what we call the tragic sense of life than almost any philosopher who ever lived, There is never a hint in Aristotle that tragedy is true.”

Feb, 26

Wittgenstein’s Lectures on Aesthetics

Aesthetics as self-defeating enterprise: how theories of aesthetics make it their goal to exclude the aesthetic from consideration. 7. A characteristic thing about our language is that a large number of words used under these […]

Mar, 09

Who Cares If You Read?

I posted that excerpt from the inflammatory (for sufficiently small values of inflammatory) intro to Steven Moore’s book only as a gag, since people like Steve Donoghue have said much more about it than I […]

Oct, 12

Iannis Xenakis

It closes in just a couple days, but I loved the Xenakis Exhibit at the Drawing Center. Being able to look at the scores and plans while listening to the relevant pieces (on complimentary iPod!) […]

Apr, 04

From A.R. Luria’s The Mind of a Mnemonist

The Mind of a Mnemonist is about an otherwise ordinary man, S., with an extreme eidetic memory, able to remember completely random strings of numbers and characters for years on end. Though he sometimes omits […]

Sep, 24

Nagisa Oshima: More Films

Violence at Noon (Oshima, 1966): Aesthetics triumph. Oshima aggressively shoots black and white Cinemascope in almost exclusively close-ups or wide shots, most of them quite short, and combined with a dissonant orchestral score (not familiar […]

Apr, 17

Harry Partch: Delusion of the Fury

I never thought I’d get the chance to see Partch’s Delusion of the Fury. The Japan Society’s production is the first since the premiere almost 40 years ago, and I get the feeling there’s not […]

Dec, 06

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