[ Without excitement ]Notes on poetics and ethics
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Without excitement –and in excitement I include anger– mankind cannot work. But during the excitement it cannot work well. The excitement has to pass in order for man to work effectively, but even then –in this sober state– creates works that derive from the period of excitement. Whoever is overly excited, cannot produce good work; whoever is never excited, neither.

24 January 1907

Translated by Manuel Savidis


- Original Greek Text