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Friday, April 4, 2014

Kitsch (ii)

So kitsch is the parodic degradation of sacralization of the poetic imagination in romanticism, maybe? That explains a lot. I don't know why I didn't see that until today.

So I want to say there is a good romanticism, like Lorca's own, and a bad one, for example the degradation of that.



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2 comments:

Vance Maverick said...

Makes sense. Not sure what work the word "parodic" is doing, though. You mean that from the point of view of us, the people with good taste, the bad romanticism looks like a parody of the good?

Jonathan said...

Something more precise than that?: the use of the same structure to express a different sensibility, or the pastiche of romantic elements combined without the original logic. Parody can be purposeful or unintentional.