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Friday, March 7, 2014

Gibson

In his biography of Lorca Ian Gibson says that Lorca exaggerated the importance of black arts in New York. Hello! Harlem Renaissance anyone? How can you exaggerate the importance of that?


"The poet, poorly equipped linguistically to assess the level of contemporary American culture, tended to overestimate the importance of Black art in the United States..." (278).

2 comments:

Vance Maverick said...

That's just bizarre. Gibson doesn't think a musically attuned visitor would have found more to listen to way uptown? Even Dvorak noticed.....

Vance Maverick said...

Meant to add: reading your first paragraph, I thought Gibson was talking about literature. But not even! The quotation makes it clear he means "art" and "culture" in the broad sense. One of those precipices editors ought to hint to you about not stepping over.