From the New York Times magazine of last Sunday, in an
article describing the life and artistic development
of the photographer Diane Arbus comes the quote
'Arbus, shortly before her death, told her own class
of students, ''It was my teacher, Lisette Model, who
finally made it clear to me that the more specific you
are, the more general it'll be.'' '
This appears to me to be the same artistic sentiment
that Pound expresses in his review of Eliot and also
the source of Prufrock's failures in life. Arbus
learned from Model that the photographic capture of
the specific personality of the subject is a way of
making very general statements about the human
condition. Arbusí photographs of nudists captured in
a very general way what it is to be human.
> --- "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
> > I've just put up a new webpage that should be of
> > interest to this list:
> > Ezra Pound reviews "Prufrock and Other
> > Observations"
> > A review by Ezra Pound of "Prufrock and
> > Other Observations" by
> > T.S. Eliot. The review was first
> > in 1917 in Poetry
> > magazine and later in Pound's book
> > Essays."
> > "confound it, the fellow can write."
> > --------------------------------
> > Now back to Off Topic topics:
> > Thanks for the Southwest Boston Baked Beans recipe
> > Rick. I'm afraid
> > to try it out on Peg though as she will like it
> > make more and I
> > really don't like peppers. And thanks for the
> > complements on Peg's
> > cooking. She's even better when she can use meat.
> > So the following
> > recipes of hers won't be of much use to you but
> > other listers may want
> > to try them out. I really should replace "Thai"
> > with "Pacific Rim"
> > (her preferred title) but then the whole website
> > really needs a redoing
> > anyway.
> > Peg's Thai Chicken
> > Peg's Thai Peanut Sauce
> > Maybe this G.W. Bush doll will only interest
> > http://www.ucomics.com/boondocks/2003/09/14/
> > Regards,
> > Rick Parker
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