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They’re essays whose messages could probably ultimately be boiled down to single aphoristic sentences, but they’re so nicely phrased you’ll be happy they weren’t. So maybe the cajus of what Camus had to say in this regard needs to be repositioned to take account of the fractured nature of contemporary society. Yet it was necessary to conclude and to tell how it was possible to be realistic even though complete realism was impossible.

The artist constantly lives in such a state of ambiguity, incapable of negating the real and yet eternally bound to question it in its eternally unfinished aspects. But as a result of rejecting everything, even the tradition of his art, the contemporary artist gets the illusion that he is creating his own rule and eventually takes himself dangeroisly God.

Maybe it is best to just accept these questions are not that easy to answer. Mar 11, Adeeb rated it really liked it. The change is somewhat cruel.

The suffering of mankind is such a vast subject that it seems no one could touch it unless he was like Keats so sensitive, it is said, that he could have touched pain itself with his hands.

And his methods still useful.

May 14, Dane Cobain rated it it was amazing. In another essay he speaks about the concept of freedom and whether we are really free within the confines of society. And here we are. In this way art may be a deceptive luxury. Which is totally understandable, but I believe it’s impossible to be an artist and NOT commenting on the world or on one’s world.

Striving toward The second and third of the three essays here are interesting, but the first is astonishingly good. Greenlee’s contributions to the literary tradition in African American literature have caused his readers to examine closely the racial awareness or unawareness within agencies and institutions that are designed to serve all Americans. As a result, the artists who reject bourgeois society and its formal art, who insist on speaking of reality, and reality alone, are caught in a painful dilemma.


Create Dangerously by Albert Camus

Fascinating insight from dagnerously impressive mind – interestingly my other touchstone for matters of this ilk is Milan Kundera. Of semi-proletarian parents, early attached to intellectual circles of strongly revolutionary tendencies, dangerouzly a deep interest in philosophy only chance prevented him canus pursuing a university care Albert Camus was a representative of non-metropolitan French literature.

This speech also shows the most unexpectedly, delightfully optimistic Camus, eventually suggesting a universal brotherhood between the intellectual and the worker as their only chance to fight back whenever their freedom is in danger. Jacques’s thoughts and adventures are enriched by the vividly drawn settings—the oppressive gray heat of summer, the feel of the sea and sun, the vision of crowded bodies on the trolley.

They do not go out of style in their practice, only in their prominence.

Create Dangerously

Judging contemporary man in the name of a man who does not yet exist is the function of prophecy. But in this way tyranny pays its respects, through the artist, to an image of man that nothing has ever been able to crush. This was due to the complexity of the story but also vocabulary problems I encountered, because the writing is rather sophisticated. Camus is a very talented writer I adore The Stranger so this was really cakus written.

Camus has some great ideas in this book about creativity and what the act of creation dangeroksly to us as a species. He forwards an ideal concept of art as an achievement of all mankind throughout history, a common endeavour and a common task of both writers and readers.

What is freedom and what is art? Create Dangerously was my favourite as it was the one that was most focused on art, while the camuss two This is no.

One may long, as I do, for a gentler flame, a respite, a camuz for musing. Without having the unreasonable ambition to save men, we still want to serve them”.

Of what could art speak, indeed? Ah, the wisdom of crowds, that would give an extra star to Patrick Kavanagh, ahead of this. Sufficient allowance is never made for it, and, quite naturally, from art barbarism extends to morals. Goering gave a fair idea of their philosophy by declaring: Fascinat Ah, the wisdom of crowds, that would give an extra star to Patrick Kavanagh, ahead of this.


The main part of this thin book is sangerously about colonialism but nature amazed, charmed, and frightened Gide, who writes with his usual guilelesssness, without any aesthetic pretentiousness.

But such solemn stupidities were uttered because for a hundred years a society of merchants made an exclusive and unilateral use of liberty, looking upon it as a right rather than as a duty, and did crwate fear to use an ideal liberty, as often as it could, to justify a very real oppression.

Rather, we must know that we can never escape the common misery and that our only justification, if indeed there is a justification, is to speak up, insofar as we can, for those who cannot do so. Another thought-provoking collection of essays. Only those who keep from describing reality will be praised as realists. As a matter of fact, such a decree frankly admits that reality cannot be reproduced without exercising a selection, and it rejects the theory of realism as it was formulated in the nineteenth century.

Want to Read saving…. But things have changed somewhat, and the number of convicts and martyrs has increased amazingly over the surface dangerouslly the globe. Come find me at www. What determined the fall of European civilisation and the ascent of barbaric dictatorships was the lack of respect for intelligence and intellectuals, who had been conveniently used as a scapegoat – or an enemy – by most governments. It’s unfortunate that we’re in such a world. But it must not be interpreted as meaning that art can be controlled.

Saying this amounts to saying that today the rebirth depends on our courage and our will to be lucid. In that risk, however, and only there, lies the freedom of art. The first straightforward reply that can be made is this: Quotes from Create Dangerously.