Monday, July 28, 2014

Robert Graves on Poetic Value

All that I am insisting on is that no poetry has hitherto appeared and no poetry can hope to appear to which an absolute permanent value may legitimately accorded.
('What is Bad Poetry?' in Poetic Unreason and Other Studies. 1925, p 43) 


A.E.M. Baumann said...

You seem haunted by that thought.

Liam Guilar said...

Not Haunted, just slowly turning the idea over and considering its many implications and obligations.

David X. Novak said...

I saw that but refrained from commenting because I have an uneasy time with the concept of "value" in general.