The Blues of 1919: On History and Poetry

  Aristotle warned us about poets. Or, rather, he put historians on notice: by his estimation, poets were better at truth-telling and more valuable to the world than we were. In his fourth-century BCE. treatise Poetics, the ancient Greek opined that historical writing was too full of contingencies and particulars, too descriptive of what had […]

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  Aristotle warned us about poets. Or, rather, he put historians on notice: by his estimation, poets were better at truth-telling and more valuable to the world than we were. In his fourth-century BCE. treatise Poetics, the ancient Greek opined that historical writing was too full of contingencies and particulars, too descriptive of what had […]

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