Words for the Day

The creation of a work of art takes place in the author. … the eruption of the work of art presupposes that the author has come into being. Although the author is by no means the creator of the opus, his own having been created is that creation which precedes the emergence of the work of art, just as, on the other hand, the opus attains the perfection of its genuine vitality only in that event which transpires within the beholder.

Franz Rosenzweig, *The Star of Redemption*, translated by William W. Hallo from the 2nd edition of 1930, University of Notre Dame Press, 2014/1985, 149.

Image: Detail of an image of the stained glass work in Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem, Israel, “The Tribe of Levi,” Marc Chagall / CC BY-SA, via Wikimedia Commons

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