References are explained the first time they appear, and not thereafter. If you have any additions, corrections, or suggestions, please send them to me at [email protected] Auden's words: Judging a work of art is virtually the same mental operation as judging human beings, and requires the same aptitudes: first, a real love of works of art, an inclination to praise rather than blame, and regret when a complete rejection is required; second, a vast experience of all artistic activities; and last, an awareness, openly and happily accepted, of one’s own prejudices.
But, as a favor to me, please phrase your e-mails politely. Some critics fail because they are pedants whose ideal of perfection is always offended by a concrete realization.
This group had a hit with the song “Relax” in 1984? This war was fought between France & Germany from July 1870 to May of 1871. This fictional character taught Elvis how to dance, starred on the University of Alabama football team, was a war hero, a ping pong legend, & the founder of a shrimp company. What is the name of the bassist in the band “the red hot chili peppers”? The first real mobile QB, he was the star QB of the Minnesota Vikings & New York Giants for 17 years. What was Ponce De Leon in search of when he discovered Florida? It took this guy 3 movies, and over 9 hours of walking to throw a ring into a mountain & destroy it. This man directed the Shawshank Redemption and is the executive producer of the Walking Dead. This brewery was founded in Phoenixville PA in 1995. When the Phillies acquired Cliff Lee from the Indians in 2009, they also acquired this extra Outfielder in the trade? TIE BREAKER: how many Rushing TDs did Fran Tarkenton have in his 17 year career?
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Stu Shiffman believes they are from the Blazing World.
I don’t know what the rocket refers to, if anything. Kevin O'Neill says that it's from the movie Flight to Mars.
Others fail because they are insular and hostile to what is alien to them; these critics, yielding to their prejudices without knowing they have them and sincerely offering judgments they believe to be objective, are more excusable than those who, aware of their prejudices, lack the courage to enter the lists to defend their personal tastes. " Stu Shiffman writes, "I had wondered whether the sword was supposed to be Orlando’s Durendal, but John Carter’s might be as possible (tho as a Virginian gentleman, Carter would be more likely to leave it to the Smithsonian or perhaps the Jeffersonian Institution of TV’s “Bones” series)." But see Page 119.
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I’m not sure what that thing to the right of the rocket is.