Assaying Communities: Notes from the Tempest
29 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2010
Date Written: June 1, 1989
No creative work has a single source, an isolated origin. This truism about humankind is, if anything, even more true of great works of art. From the start of any inquiry into the origins of a famous book or poem or painting, it is appropriate to be humbled by the complexity, indeed the impossibility, of entirely capturing influences, sources, and context.
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