motd.co: Difficulty and the Neoclassical Era
Difficulty and the Neoclassical Era
[difficulty as a shorthand for worth] is like arguing War and Peace is worth reading because it is long and boring, but once completed gives one a sense of both accomplishment and nostalgia. It’s true, but it’s not a reason to celebrate the book. We celebrate the form and function of art because it prompts us to discover new ideas and feelings in ourselves.