What Good are the Arts?, by John Carey

A book which sets out to puncture what Carey sees as the pretensions of the Arts establishment, and which is likely to upset those who feel that there is something special about art, and "high art" in particular. But after pouring a fair amount of scorn, he uses the second half of the book to argue the case (which he admits is a personal one) for literature being the most worthwhile of the arts, and has some interesting points to make.

Bits I thought worth highlighting:

Quite entertaining.

Completed : 3-Nov-2006

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