People always think that there is something to understand. They imagine that the composer really had something in mind.
Each person, I repeat, is free to experience his own emotions. But they are no more important than ordering chicken! That means that you can't dwell on them, you must learn how to detach yourself from them.
Not that I love thy children, whose dull eyes See nothing save their own unlovely woe, Whose minds know nothing, nothing care to know,— But that the roar of thy Democracies, Thy reigns of Terror, thy great Anarchies, Mirror my wildest passions like the sea And give my rage a brother—! Liberty!
That ‘Art is long and life is short’ is a truth which every one feels, or ought to feel; yet surely those who were in London last May, and had in one week the opportunities of hearing Rubenstein play the Sonata Impassionata, of seeing Wagner conduct the Spinning-Wheel Chorus from the Flying Dutchman, and of studying art at the Grosvenor Gallery, have very little to complain of as regards human existence and art-pleasures.
THE TOMB OF KEATS
Welcome to day 2 of 5 Days of Oscar Wilde! Today we have The Devoted Friend. I hope you enjoy it.
Let's have five days of reading (a handful of) the works of Oscar Wilde.
Today we have an interview with author Lauren Jimerson! What were you like at school? I was the quiet kid in school with a popular big brother. No one knew that I existed. Which writers inspire you? JK Rowling. Harper Lee. Octavia Butler. George RR Martin. Christopher Paul Curtis. Some nice choices there. Martin's Fevre … Continue reading Author Interview: Lauren Jimerson
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