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If it blindly rejects that society, if the artist makes up his mind to take refuge in his dream, art will express nothing but a negation. Perhaps this is because society is freer than it was in the post-World War Two years, dangeorusly is critical to enable artists to create: Art is neither complete rejection nor complete acceptance of what is.

And art, by virtue of that free essence I have tried to define, unites whereas tyranny separates.

Oct 10, Alya AlShaibani rated it it was amazing Shelves: To tell the truth, it is not easy, and I can understand why artists regret their former comfort. For about a century we have been living in a society that is not even the society of money gold can arouse carnal passions but that of the abstract symbols of money. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Instead, the great work eventually confounds all judges. October 21, at 6: Because the art of nowadays must deal with the masses. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Create Dangerously

Consequently, its only aim is to give another form to a reality that it is nevertheless forced to preserve as the source of its emotion. My eyes glazed over plenty sentences which seemed to go on forever, and talk endlessly about a certain meaning or concept. Camus’ views on art and creative undergoing’s revolve crate using art as a means to free your fellow man, not just for one’s personal own justice.

The free artist is the danyerously who, with great effort, creates his own order. I have often dreamed of those fires and have occasionally imagined certain men and certain works in front of those fires, as a way of testing men and works.


He has only to translate the sufferings and happiness of all into the language of all and he will be universally understood. Today’s art is threatened by a dangerous lack of contact with the physical and emotional reality of life. If we believe the declarations alhert the nineteenth-century naturalists, it is the exact reproduction of reality. Art serves politics more than ever. I don’t agree with his ultimate arguments – very easy for him to make, given his extant prominence – but it makes it hard for the rest of us, who don’t have the same foundation and notoriety.

In this way we shall have the production of entertainers or of formal grammarians, and in both cases this leads to an art cut off from living reality. If it blindly rejects that society, if the artist makes up his mind to take refuge in his dream, art will express nothing but a negation. In short, there will be as much difference between the contemporary subtleties or abstractions and the works of a Tolstoy or a Moliere as between daangerously anticipatory draft on invisible wheat and the rich soil of the furrow itself.

Again, the term ‘art for art’s sake’ I feel is misunderstood by many including Camus. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! He must first of all answer the question he has put to himself: It sacrifices art for an end that is alien to art but that, in the scale of values, may seem to rank higher.

Maybe it is best to just accept these questions are not that easy to answer. The logical result of such a theory is the art of dangerouslu cliques or the purely formal art fed on affectations and abstractions and ending in the destruction of all reality. This short book is a few essays written by French author Albert Camus. The tome of all three speeches was beautifully, inherently socialist with the Delivered inCamus’ Create Dangerously speech seems just as applicable today as then.


Until the present moment, remaining aloof has always been possible in history. Apparently they are right.

How did we fare? Fascinat Ah, the wisdom of crowds, that would give an akbert star to Patrick Kavanagh, ahead of this. Mar 15, Michael de Percy rated it really liked it Shelves: And here we are. To make a good omelet it is not enough to break thousands of eggs, and the value of a camjs is not judged, I believe by the number of broken eggshells. Notify me of new comments via email.

I recommend it but I imagine Camus’ fictional writing is another experience entirely. In any case, our era forces us to take an interest in it. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York’s underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

It is like the screaming echo chambers of social media, where we protest. Instead, let us seek the respite where it is—in the very thick of the battle.

Create Dangerously

Judging contemporary man in the name of a man who does not yet exist is the function of prophecy. This is why the artist, at the end of his slow advance, absolves instead of condemning. Camus discusses exactly this. 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 not fear to use an ideal liberty, as often as it could, to justify a very real oppression.

There is no culture without legacy, and we cannot and must not reject anything of ours, the legacy of the West.