04 July 2014

The stuff some people write

A virtual neighbor writes:
And one of the aspects that I love about Boulez's art and in fact most, all of the composers I hold dear is it's [sic] intellectual ferocity.
Intellectual ferocity is like wet consideration; the adjective fails to modify, or have aught to do with, the noun. Boulez is an intellectual, which is neither good nor bad, but just his character; and questions of good or bad application of the intellect remain. Where he has been ferocious, please, let us not unctuously rationalize it as a virtue by lauding it as a pursuit of the intellect.


jochanaan said...

"Intellectual ferocity" could just as easily describe Hitler. *lol*

Karl Henning said...