James Joyce quote about deepness from Ulysses - The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring.
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The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring.
 James Joyce, Ulysses (1922). copy citation

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Author James Joyce
Source Ulysses
Topic deepness life art
Date 1922
Language English
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Weblink https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4300/4300-h/4300-h.htm

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“—All these questions are purely academic, Russell oracled out of his shadow. I mean, whether Hamlet is Shakespeare or James I or Essex. Clergymen's discussions of the historicity of Jesus. Art has to reveal to us ideas, formless spiritual essences. The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring. The painting of Gustave Moreau is the painting of ideas. The deepest poetry of Shelley, the words of Hamlet bring our minds into contact with the eternal wisdom, Plato's world of ideas. All the rest is the speculation of schoolboys for schoolboys.” source

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