It’s never a good idea to restrict yourself to a single time period in any field of art, and nowhere does this apply more than poetry. Continue reading
Some time ago I attempted to hash out an argument that art could be objectively assessed. But I’m unsatisfied with my logic in hindsight regarding Roland Barthes. The focus of this website was different back then, so I started rambling about modern American politics halfway through the discussion, a surface-level topic which I now find a droll waste of time.
This is a proper… call it a challenge, if you like, of ‘Death of the Author.’
Anna Kavan’s Ice is a cold and cruel novel, a colourful work, and a very good one.
If you agree that art is the aesthetic presentation of ideas, then you must logically also agree that art itself is not subjective – at least, not to the degree that people believe it to be. Continue reading
I don’t like biographies. Usually. Continue reading
It’s a positive move for America, because it’s a shift away from suffocating liberalism and a re-affirmation of the country’s core values. Even if the election should have been between Cruz and Sanders, I think this was the best we could have hoped for otherwise. Continue reading