„I was made at right angles to the world
and I see it so. I can only see it so.“

Quelle: Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters

Letzte Aktualisierung 22. Mai 2020. Geschichte
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Elizabeth Bishop
US-amerikanische Dichterin und Schriftstellerin 1911 - 1979

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Kontext: I don't think all artists are mad, but there is statistical medical evidence that a lot of creative people suffer from various mood disorders. They fall somewhere on the spectrum of being bipolar, of being borderline autistic and so on. These things are there. Now of course these days you can go to college and when you come out you are a professional artist and you can run a gallery as a business and have a career. That is a very valid way for an artist to make a living. But it doesn't make for a very interesting story. It doesn't have a lot of mythic subtext. … For me a lot of the world really is like that. The scenes in my book that people describe as "such a hallucinatory sequence" … I don't see the world like that all the time, but I see the world like that a lot.
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