Re: RARA-AVIS: Street 8

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 19 Apr 2000

Anthony wrote:

"To be a "masterpiece" at least literally requires public acclamation
... doesn't mean the work isn't good, but if it's not popular it cannot by definition be a "masterpiece" ... bummer as that is. :)"

What part of the word "masterpiece" "literally requires" public acclaim? My dictionary defines the word as: "a work done with extraordinary skill; esp: a supreme intellectual or artistic achievement." It doesn't say a thing about the public or popularity.


# To unsubscribe, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to
# The web pages for the list are at .

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 19 Apr 2000 EDT