RARA-AVIS: Re: Tobias Jones on Ross Macdonald in yesterday's Guardian

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 08 Aug 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Mark Sullivan <DJ-Anonyme@...> wrote:

    > I'm with you on this, Jim. More and more, I'm convinced that most aesthetic criticism is based on trying to intellectually justify gut reactions.
    > Mark

    True in the other arts, too. A guy is blown away by a Beethoven piece and then starts composing his own "piece" in order to explain why he was blown away! Aren't we humans fools? My dog doesn't try to explain why that bone was so damned good...


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