The critic's job is to speak to the artist's potential audience. The artist must simply ignore such gossip, however informed it is. Somebody said art is criticism but what I want to know is criticism art? Then there're the critic's critic and so on...
Writing is often considered the highest form of art because writers say it is. Writers love writing best so they reserve their highest praise for words.
Art history, all history is recorded by writers; they're whom we have to trust.
Good writing satisfies like nothing else. That decisive line of clever communication, like a shot of ideas directly into the brain. Music and the visual arts don't have that particular pay off, that 'led-by-the-hand' finish. They 'float,' as writing connects.
- Ofelia (Luba, p. 136)