dimanche 22 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.

Here are certain familiar features of the artist-hero tradition: dissatisfaction with a domestic envoronment, estrangement from a philistine father, a conviction that art is a vocation superior to time and place, the discovery that you can't go home again, and withdrawal to a Happy Valley (or Ivory Tower or Great Good Place).

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