Imitation and the Arts [...]

> After all we are a world of imitations; all the Arts that is to say imitate as far as they can the one great truth that all can see. Such is the eternal instinct in the human beast, to try & reproduce something of that majesty in paint marble or ink. Somehow ink tonight seems to me the least effectual method of all — & music the nearest to truth. (Source)

Susan Sontag echoed Woolf in arguing that music is the highest of the arts. Article

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