4 sept. 2010

Condescending to Lorca (as many critics do), treating him as someone of negligible intellect, has the paradoxical result of not rising to the level of Lorca.

Or maybe that's not even a paradox. The smallness of mind that leads to that condescension is of a piece with the inability to grasp the real problems involved.

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Thomas dijo...

It's there in the critical reception of all great figures. Scholars condescend to Heidegger and Wittgenstein, trying to make them look quaint. I used to that myself ... unable, to be sure, of grasping the real problems involved. (It's interesting that you find much less condescension about living, let's say, merely large figures.)