The Frances Sanders Lesson and Two Related Works
THE FRANCES SANDERS LESSON AND TWO RELATED WORKS, by Eli Siegel
1. The Ordinary Doom; 2. Is Beauty the Making One of Opposites?
From the book: “The main thing in the life of Frances Sanders was how she saw the world. The definition Aesthetic Realism has of the world is: All that different from ourselves by which we can be affected …. All literature, all painting, all music is about the effort of man to see the world in a way that pleases him, in a way that is valid, and in a way of which he can be proud …. Frances Sanders…found the world not much good; but in finding the world not much good, she endowed herself with disaster.”