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The author described assorted interpretations of a fragment of The Odyssey and considered the problem of creating a work of art. He has in mind the principle “that incessantly comes into being in non-fulfilment. […] A work that belongs to the domain of produced things constantly attacks, as if challenging the order of created things. This challenge must be regarded as initially (and thus also essentially) distant from the principle of emulation and even hostile towards it”. While analysing the fragment concerning Odysseus’ bedchamber, the author posed a crucial question about creativity conceived as emulation and theories opposing the classical principle of mimesis.
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