Monday, June 21, 2010

James Agee on I.A. Richards

It’s perfectly impossible for me to define anything about him or about what he taught, but it was a matter of getting frequent and infinite vistas of perfection in beauty, strength, symmetry, greatness—and the reasons for them, in poetry and in living….That sounds extravagant—well, his power over people was extravagant, and almost unlimited. Everyone who knew him was left in a clear, tingling daze.

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