On Coetzee's The Childhood of Jesus, briefly
Great, love this novel, as well as the next 2 in the series. Thank you for writing about it!
it would be strange to me if others do not find life strange...... I guess we need some thinking to wade through that.... as strange as it is....
“What is worth more, art or life?”
Depends on the art, depends on the life.
Would I destroy Bernini's Ecstasy of Saint Teresa to save the lives of say 100 Twitter trolls or 100 members of Congress? Hmmm....
The former is one of humanity's greatest achievements and the closest we apes can ever come to perfection and eternal beauty; the latter are agents of malevolence more or less identical to a million other agents of malevolence.
Either way, Art is Life, so the question is redundant.
Thanks, Alice, hope all is well.
Beautifully written. I haven’t read this novel but ordering from Jeff now. Thanks