Geoffrey Hill Quote

I think art has a right—not an obligation—to be difficult if it wishes. And, since people generally go on from this to talk about elitism versus democracy, I would add that genuinely difficult art is truly democratic.


Interview, The Paris Review No. 80, Spring 2000

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I think art has a right—not an obligation—to be difficult if it wishes. And, since people generally go on from this to talk about elitism versus...

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I think art has a right—not an obligation—to be difficult if it wishes. And, since people generally go on from this to talk about elitism versus...

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I think art has a right—not an obligation—to be difficult if it wishes. And, since people generally go on from this to talk about elitism versus...

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I think art has a right—not an obligation—to be difficult if it wishes. And, since people generally go on from this to talk about elitism versus...