From: Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jul 30 2010 - 09:45:23 PDT
Mmmm... did i miss something? Tony, are you asking Chuck and Bernie to exchange bodily fluids and become women?
No, wait... Nietzsche was not an artist, but he also did not receive???? But, Wilde was an artist and he received, no?
et moi... i think i am definitely an artist, but also receive. oh, no...
On Jul 30, 2010, at 12:32 PM, Tony Conrad wrote:
> I’m not sure what Chuck is asking Bernie to do, but before they compare vital
> fluids between Nietzsche and Wilde, let’s see. Here Chuck is receiving, so he is
> thinking that Bernie is… wait; actually Bernie is receiving from Nietzsche. But
> Nietzsche isn’t an artist, I suppose he’s a critic. Nietzsche goes on (in the
> entry quoted) to say, “It is to the honor of an artist if he is unable to be a
> critic–otherwise he is half and half, he is ‘modern.’" Nietzsche doesn’t think
> that he’s “modern”–but I think Nietzsche is modern, and so are Bernie and Chuck.
> On the other hand, it doesn’t seem that Nietzsche is doing them any honor as
> artists, if they are being critics. But Bernie isn’t really receiving; he’s
> giving, and Chuck is receiving. Or Chuck was receiving at first, and now he’s
> giving, like me. I guess all of them are hermaphroditic; at least Nietzsche also
> says “It is the same here as with the difference between the sexes: one ought not
> to demand of the artist, who gives, that he should become a woman–that he should
> receive.” So can anyone else untangle this?
Dinorah de Jesús Rodríguez
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