Romare Bearden, title unknown.
August 29, 2004:
Apart from transference she doesn't know how to consume a work, where transference
means imaginative identification with the hero or falling in love with the leading man.
That the work itself might be a form of communication is lost to her.
Odd, given her degree in music.
Yet maybe not so odd. The music she loves is Romantic: Beethoven. The theory of consumption she
understands is Romantic: surrender your identity to the will of the Author. A 19th century
intellect, the product of partial, contradictory education in provincial settings. San Diego as
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