Artists own special temptations

Theric posted a link this The New York Review of Books article on Auden to Twitter and Facebook earlier today. It’s worth reading for many reasons but especially for this line:

Far from imagining that artists were superior to anyone else, he had seen in himself that artists have their own special temptations toward power and cruelty and their own special skills at masking their impulses from themselves.

2 thoughts on “Artists own special temptations”

  1. A very nice piece. Thanks, Theric and Wm, for pointing us to it.

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