It is in _Selected Essays of Hugh MacDiarmid_, ed. Duncan Glen
(Berkeley: U California P, 1970). The following quotation, which I included
in my book on MacDiarmid, is a key part of his definition:
"The function of art is the extension of human consciousness. . . . If
consciousness be likened to a cleared space, art is that which extends it
in any direction."
This is no doubt out of print but should be more easy to find in a library
than much of MacDiarmid's material because it is in a U California P book.
Date sent: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 23:01:18 EDT
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Subject: Re: Definition of art
In a message dated 8/21/01 4:53:20 PM Central Daylight Time,
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<< Hugh MacDiarmid
wrote a long essay making a comparable point called "Art and the
Unknown." I could find the citation if you are interested.