Flaubert’s Art: Beauty versus Tragedy?
At any rate, it is an essential part of the definition of the tragic that it breaks down, or undermines and supersedes, such attitudes. It establishes below them a kind of profound impersonality in which experience matters, not because it is mine — because it is to me it belongs, or happens, or because it subserves or issues in purpose or will, but because it is what it is, the ‘mine’ mattering only in so far as the individual sentience is the indispensable focus of experience. (Ibid., p. 130.)
KeywordsCreative Experience Definite Line Poetic Vision Prose Poem Moral Beauty
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