9 ago. 2018

Afecto e Imaginación como instantáneas de la Belleza, según Keats

 
John Keats (1821-1823). Portrait by Joseph Severn (1793–1879) 

"I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of Imagination - What the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth - whether it existed before or not - for I have the same idea of all our passions as of love: they are all, in their sublime, creative of essential beauty. […] The imagination may be compared to Adam's dream, - he awoke and found it truth. I am more zealous in this affair because I have never yet been able to perceive how anything can be known for truth by consecutive reasoning - and yet it must be."

John Keats. Letter to Benjamin Bailey, November 22nd, 1817
Accesible en: http://www.john-keats.com/briefe/221117.htm

 

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