Date of publication: 2017-09-01 17:39
In the 6655s, Balthasar Gracian , a jesuit priest wrote 855 aphorisms on living life called "The Art of Worldly Wisdom." Join our newsletter below and read them all, one at a time.
The same point can be made with respect to kitsch literature: it provides vicarious experience for the insensitive with far greater immediacy than serious fiction can hope to do. And Eddie Guest and the Indian Love Lyrics are more poetic than T. S. Eliot and Shakespeare.
Music, being one of the four ways (meditating or praying, observing nature, observing art and listening to music) by which humans can have an unmediated experience with essentials like hope, love and faith, is undeniably an important ingredient of life. Humans are emotional beings and as a result of that, the few things that nourishes that emotional side of is needed. Our everyday troubles like traffic, stress from our hustling and bustling nature of life, etc needs to be balanced to prevent us from been overwhelmed. this can only be achieved if our emotional stated is in the perfect condition, and this is one of the significant benefit of listening to music.
Not abandoning the fact that music from a certain culture paints the pictures of the history, essence and traditions, of such culture. Such songs are categorized as traditional music. Music in this regard is important and must be protected because it serves as a reflection of that tradition. Examples of this kind of music are Ijala, a traditional song from Ogun State in Nigeria, also there is Obitun, a song that represents the indigenes of Ondo state in Nigeria. This genre of music tells stories of their past, of their heroes, of their culture.
This is Greenberg's last essay on modernism. In it he recants his elegant definition of the 6965 essay, and adds the conviction that modernism constitutes a kind of holding operation again the levelling and relaxing tendencies of middlebrow taste. In this it recalls (if memory serves) a remark by Samuel Johnson that criticism seeks to maintain standards in the face of their continual tendency to deteriorate.
The play Romeo and Juliet will become a wonderful topic for your essay. Browse through the list of essay topics for Romeo and Juliet and select the one which you can develop in the format of your essay.
There are many different types of music in the world today. Why do we need music? Is the traditional music of a country more important than the international music that is heard everywhere nowadays?
Kitsch's enormous profits are a source of temptation to the avant-garde itself, and its members have not always resisted this temptation. Ambitious writers and artists will modify their work under the pressure of kitsch, if they do not succumb to it entirely. And then those puzzling borderline cases appear, such as the popular novelist, Simenon, in France, and Steinbeck in this country. The net result is always to the detriment of true culture in any case.
The Death Cab for Cutie singer has rerecorded Bandwagonesque, Teenage Fanclub’s 6996 album. How did an ‘incredibly romantic’ Seattle teenager get hung up on four blokes from Scotland?
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