Mark VII - the 1930's

from Letter from Max Plowman to Hugh l'Anson Fausset, 10 Nov. 1938, pages 642-643:

Sublimity is a measure despised & suspected very naturally nowadays, but I’ve always believed it to be a criterion of greatness; & along with Blake, Beethoven & Melville, Whitman had a sense of the sublime in a measure I find lacking in, say, Emerson. By the way, do you know of anyone who retains it today? I confess I would be ready to read such an one if he made a fool of himself on every page. Sibelius, I think, has it; but I can’t think of a writer.
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Mark VII, Letter from Max Plowman to Hugh l'Anson Fausset, 10 Nov. 1938. In Dorothy Plowman (ed.), Bridge to the Future: Letters of Max Plowman (London, 1944), p. 642-643. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408111268633 accessed: 11 August, 2022

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Mark VII
pacifist, Soldier, Writer
1883-1941

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:01:08 +0100