Lynette Abel  / Aesthetic Realism & Life


Resources: Books, Poetry, and Other Things of Note

Ornament for L. Abel A poem I have loved for many years is The Moments between the Moments, written to Anne Fielding by Sheldon Kranz.   It encourages with beautiful imagination and conviction what Aesthetic Realism teaches is the deepest desire of every person: like of the world.

Ornament for L. AbelRead an excerpt from a commentary by Ellen Reiss, who is the Aesthetic Realism Chairman of Education, titled:  Jobs, Discontent, and Beauty about Robert Burns

Ornament for L. AbelOne of the great things  I had the privilege to hear was Eli Siegel's discussion of  Joseph  Conrad's famous story Heart of Darkness.  You can read a fine report of it on  Michael Palmer's website

Ornament for L. AbelIf you care for New York City, its people, buildings, bridges, museums, stadiums--its culture and beauty, you'll love this new website titled Aesthetic Realism Looks at NYC
Ornament for L. AbelI love this paper by Leila Rosen, "Caring for People--Wisdom or Foolishness?," which includes a discussion of the character Scout Finch from one of my favorite films, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Ornament for L. AbelI love the film "Brushstrokes," produced by the United Nations. This animated film by Award-winner Ken Kimmelman, shows through humor the ridiculousness of prejudice.
     It "is based
on the Aesthetic Realism understanding of racism where it begins: the contempt for difference which needs to be understood for prejudice to end." To see it on YouTube click here.

Ornament for L. AbelThe Aesthetic Realism Online Library, containing chapters from Self and World; poetry, essays, and lectures by Eli Siegel

Ornament for L. AbelGwe: Young Man of New Guinea, by Arnold Perey, anthropologist, and Aesthetic Realism  Consultant.  This book is important for many reasons.  One, is that it is a  beautifully felt and written novel against racism. Also, I recommend Arnold Perey's important article titled Teaching Indian Culture in the US.   He says about it:  "In this article I say how Aesthetic Realism fights prejudice and makes for respect and kindness, even wherethere has been great contempt."

Ornament for L. AbelA website I recommend--particularly  to persons interested in the history of World War I  is Rob Ruggenberg's Heritage of the Great War.  He has, perhaps, the finest collection of photographs from that period.  I care very much for how he writes  about the poem "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae.  And I'm proud to have on this site my report of a talk Eli Siegel gave on the play The Miracle at Verdun.

Ornament for L. AbelA book, needed throughout our country, which meets the hopes of people on a raging issue is : Aesthetic Realism and the Answer to Racism by Alice Bernstein & Others.The Fighting Temeraire by J.M.W.Turner

Ornament for L. Abel See  "Aesthetic Realism, Ethics, and Literature" and the blog of artists, and Aesthetic Realism consultants, Chaim & Dorothy Koppelman Art & the Opposites. And one of the most moving things I know, is Mrs. Koppelman's paper on Joseph Mallord William Turner.

Ornament for L. AbelTo see what Aesthetic Realism explains about the relation of art and life, see Sargent's  "Madame X"; or, Assertion and Retreat in Woman" 

Ornament for L. AbelThe Aesthetic Realism Theatre Company, presents talks by Eli Siegel, founder of the philosophy Aesthetic Realism, on plays such as Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Othello and
      A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sheridan’s School for Scandal, Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and George Kelly’s The Flattering Word."

Ornament for L. AbelReviews by Eli Siegel and more in Friends of Aesthetic Realism  This includes lectures by Mr. Siegel in issues of The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known.



To other lectures given by Eli Siegel

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