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Re: Lighting Some Flames: Towards conlang artistry

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 12, 2002, 18:38
En réponse à John Cowan <jcowan@...>:

[snip another excellent post]

After Peter Clark's post, I was about to send a post over something not taken
care of in his post, but now I don't need to anymore, since you did it in my
place, and with literary quotes! :))

I just wanted to say that I disagreed on the hypothesis that some art is better
than others. To me, it's simple: it's art, in which case it's incomparable to
anything else and depends only on the eye (or ear, or whatever organ they use)
of the beholder and the intention of the author. There's no such thing as bad
art. It's art or it's not art, and if it's art it defies comparison. Art can be
judged or criticized only on the criteria it itself makes, and those criteria
change for every piece of art.

Well, you can probably guess what I think of critics that try to put everything
in little well labeled boxes. They are the disease that paralyses our modes of
expression rather than the motor of our creativity...


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