samedi 21 avril 2012

Maurice Beebe, IVORY TOWERS AND SACRED FOUNTS; THE ARTIST AS HERO IN FICTION FROM GOETHE TO JOYCE, New York, New York University Press, 1964, 323 pages.

Quest for self is the dominant theme of the artist-novel, and because the self is almost always in conflict with society, a closely related theme is the is the opposition of art to life. The artist-as-hero is usually therefore the artist-as-exile.

p. 6.

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