Saul Bellow [1915 – 2005] iv

For to put the matter at its baldest, we live in a thought world, and the thinking has gone very bad indeed. Therefore the artist, whether or not he views himself as an intellectual, is involved in thought struggles. Thinking alone will never cure what ails him, and any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.

Bellow’s foreword to Bloom’s Closing of the American Mind

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