Reading Joseph Conrad: Rhetorical Aesthetics/Aesthetic Rhetorics

  • James R. Fromm New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, USA
Keywords: art, creator, recipient


The presented statement is part of the volume it covers a variety of responses from people who interact with art in different ways. The aim is to suggest to the participant of the contemporary world a new, personal perspective to rethink what is this area of our world that we label with art; thoughts with and without theoretical suggestions - reflections by the creators and reflections by the audience, teaching humility and uniqueness, perhaps - forming a fresh perspective on art.


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