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The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.

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The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion. - Walter Benjamin

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Author's Biography:
Name: Walter Benjamin
Born: 15 July 1892. Died: 26 September 1940
Profession: Philosopher | Critic | Essayist |


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