The American language of art appreciation is academic vocabulary combined with an ascetic refusal to have any fun. It sounds more like the vocabulary of tautologies you get in night courses on criminal justice than a discussion of art. It’s devoid of wonder, and all about getting an “A” in terminology.

— Asher's Maxim 266

Asher Black

Asher Black is a former literary and review editor who writes, thinks, reads, listens, and is interested in the interior darkness of the soul.

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