300 Multiple Choices


In one of the chapters, James Joyce writes about improper art. He declares there are two kinds. Pornographic art is that which makes us want to possess it, to hold it too close. Our appreciation of it becomes an unhealthy desire, a cloying need. Didactic art is that which seeks to repulse us. We turn violently away from it, take a step back, and hold it at a distance.

Proper art is — Joyce writes — static. We want neither to pull it closer nor to push it away, but to hold it steady, for each of us to remain simply as we are, in the presence of one another.



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