[ilds] Gifford's "Late Modernism's Migrations"

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Tue May 5 17:20:32 PDT 2015


Amigo,

The high desert of New Mexico is a good place to look south.  But the “magical realists” have already been mentioned, if I understand you correctly.

Bruce



> On May 5, 2015, at 2:40 PM, david wilde <wilded at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hey guys I hate to break into the compadres’ fisticuffed illusions or delusions of grandeur but methinks at least looking across the pond that is from New Mexico there is a whole globe of literary hysteria harking back to Miller and Durrell but only in the shape of the Latin Americanists of South American scripture.  Con permisso.  David Wilde
> 
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> 
> > From: james.d.gifford at gmail.com <mailto:james.d.gifford at gmail.com>
> > Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 14:33:44 -0700
> > To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca <mailto:ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
> > Subject: Re: [ilds] Gifford's "Late Modernism's Migrations"
> > 
> > Here, here, Billy!
> > 
> > On 2015-05-03 11:42 AM, William Apt wrote:
> > > If I may weigh in...
> > >
> > > What I notice is a widespread belief that, somehow, forming judgments
> > > when it comes to art - being (cringe) "judgmental" - is bad, almost
> > > politically incorrect. The problem is that in a world without judgment
> > > anything passes as art. And if anything passes as art, how determine how
> > > or whether civilization advances? There is a difference between
> > > creativity and talent. Creativity is great (think that paean to
> > > creativity - Nevada's Burning Man Festival) but it is talent that
> > > causes us to see or think in a way we have never seen or thought before.
> > > Remarkable talent is always present, David, but I submit that, since the
> > > 1960s, the iconoclasm of which you speak is less manifest in fiction,
> > > poetry and visual art than it is in nonfiction, film and popular music.
> > >
> > > WILLIAM APT
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> > > 512/708-8011 FAX
> >
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