An episode from 6/26/21: These “Advice” episodes (originally called The Poet Speaks) will each feature a small collection of quotations on creativity from various artists, poets, and writers. The main quotations tonight wonder about the proper way for a “general” education to proceed, and each one laments the over-emphasis, in the last century, on theory and research in the teaching of the humanities.
We hear from the historian Jacques Barzun (in his book From Dawn to Decadence), the diarist of Occupied Paris, Jean Guéhenno (in his Diary of the Dark Years), and Flannery O’Connor (in a few letters she wrote collected in The Habit of Being).
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