Sunday, October 11, 2015

Weavers’ Tale

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 11:00 AM

"Andersen's weavers, as one commentator points out,
are merely insisting that 'the value of their labor be
recognized apart from its material embodiment.' The
invisible cloth they weave may never manifest itself in
material terms, but the description of its beauty
('as light as spiderwebs' and 'exquisite') turns it into
one of the many wondrous objects found in Andersen's
fairy tales. It is that cloth that captivates us, making us
do the imaginative work of seeing something beautiful
even when it has no material reality."

The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen ,
     edited with an introduction and notes by Maria Tatar

See also Symplectic in this journal.

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