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Proust on the Essence of Creativity and the Hallmark of Artistic Genius

Proust on the Essence of Creativity and the Hallmark of Artistic Genius

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“Genius [consists] in reflecting power and not in the intrinsic quality of the scene reflected.” The word empathy entered the popular lexicon in the early twentieth century as a term to describe the imaginative act of projecting yourself into a work of art, into the subjective world of the artist, …

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