About

1. Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg. #71: about.

2. «There is nothing comforting about such experience, and there are good reasons why most people, most of the time, do all they can to avoid the traumatic depersonalization and defamiliarization demanded by art.»

3. «There’s no such thing as the verb “disasturbate”, because you never plan it.»

4. «What the enemies of modern art, with a better instinct than its anxious apologists, call its negativity is the epitome of what established culture has repressed and that toward which art is drawn. In its pleasure in the repressed, art at the same time takes into itself the disaster, the principle of repression, rather than merely protesting hopelessly against it. That art enunciates the disaster by identifying with it anticipates its enervation; this, not any photograph of the disaster or false happiness, defines the attitude of authentic contemporary art to a radically darkened objectivity; the sweetness of any other gives itself the lie.» (Adorno, Theodor. Aesthetic Theory p19.)

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