• All serious art, music, literature is a critical act. It is so, firstly, in the sense of Matthew Arnold's phrase: "a criticism of life." Be it realistic, fantastic, Utopian or satiric, the construct of the artist is a counter-statement to the world.

    George Steiner (2010). “Real Presences: Is There Anything in What We Say?”, p.11, Faber & Faber
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