By Michael Cunningham
From Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Hours, comes this greatly praised novel of 2 boyhood buddies: Jonathan, lonely, introspective, and uncertain of himself; and Bobby, hip, darkish, and inarticulate. In big apple after university, Bobby strikes in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who's homosexual, to father Clare's baby. Then, while Clare and Bobby have a toddler, the 3 circulation to a small apartment upstate to elevate "their" baby jointly and, with a wierd buddy, Alice, create a brand new form of kinfolk. A domestic on the finish of the World masterfully depicts the charged, fragile relationships of city lifestyles today.
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However, in the course of writing the work he came to recognize the (really rather obvious) fact that non-linguistic art often does express meanings and thoughts, and he came to realize that this is not inconsistent with principles (p. 38) (1) and (2) after all, provided that the meanings and thoughts in question are ones which the artist possesses in virtue of his linguistic capacity. That was henceforth Herder's considered position. This position entailed two important consequences for interpretation: first, that non-linguistic art often requires interpretation, just as linguistic texts and discourse do (this constitutes a sort of broadening of the scope of interpretation); and second, that its interpretation needs to proceed via interpretation of the artist's language (this can be seen as a further insight concerning the very nature of interpretation itself).
There are two main reasons for this, in his view. First, it is only by interpreting (historical and cultural) others and thereby arriving at a knowledge of the nature of their concepts, beliefs, etc. that one can come to see what is universal and what by contrast is distinctive in one's own concepts, beliefs, etc. Second, it is only by interpreting (historical) others who are one's forerunners in one's own cultural tradition that one can come to see how one's own concepts, beliefs, etc. arose over time, this insight in itself constituting an important contribution to their comprehension (this is Herder's justly famous ‘genetic method’).
50 Consider, for example, Iliad, book 1. There Homer (p. 51 Note that this point of Schlegel's provides an additional reason why, or sense in which, Herder was correct in thinking that linguistic interpretation needs to be complemented with psychological interpretation. A second contribution of Schlegel's is as follows. Already before Schlegel, Ernesti had allowed for the imputation of inconsistencies and other forms of confusion to profane texts, and Herder had extended that principle to sacred texts as well.