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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Neil's Picks for Quality Reading, Issue #8 - April, 2007

Neil has a new "Quality Reading" book review on his site. This time, he reviews What Is the What by Dave Eggers.

Neil uses this review as a way to discuss some of his favorite books, as well as what makes art great.

"The definition of art as a combination of Truth and Beauty traces back to Plato, and still holds. Truth may also be the province of journalism, history, science, and biography (ideally), and beauty can be created by designers--industrial visionaries, architects, and decorative artists--but the combination of the two is the sublime, transcendent province of genuine art. I remember feeling enlightened when I learned that the term "fine art" comes from the French fin--the end. Art as the end, art for art's sake."

Here are some of the other books discussed in this review:




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