Posted by R. John Howe on March 22, 1999 at 20:55:36:
In Reply to: Re: anti-collector posted by Michael Wendorf on March 21, 1999 at 15:20:37:
Dear folks -
Another person whose writings are useful to examine with regard to our relationship to art is Cynthia Ozick. She is very suspicious of tendencies toward what she calls "idol-making." "The dead matter will rule the quick is the law of idolatry." Look at her non-fiction writings like her collection of essays entitled "Art and Ardor." In it she takes on as towering a figure as Harold Bloom in this regard and although her argument is a little distinctive from our conversation here (she's talking most directly about art as literature), I suspect it has its applications.
R. John Howe
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