On 13/06/2012, Steven Smolian wrote:
> Analogs (!) to this is the group of problems regarding the adhesives
> in applied art. Not to mention culinary works for which there was
> never a recipe beyond the "feel" of the chef (my grandmother's bread,
> for instance).
Sometimes these wordless cooks have been questioned and the recipes
written down. For example, Robert Viel collected the recipe for an
omelette from Madame Poulard, -
"I break some good eggs into a bowl, I beat them well,
I put in a good piece of butter in the pan. I throw the
eggs into it and I stir it constantly. I am happy, monsieur,
if this recipe pleases you."
No doubt your grandmother's recipe was just as simple. This is the same
as recording folk music.
> What does this imply regarding our assumptions of the immortality of
> creators' works made with the expectation they would outlive those who
> them? For how long? Isn't this a set of examples of Sartre's idea that
> one is immortal only so long as there are those who remember?
Sappho has always been remembered, but only scraps of her poetry remain.
There are many musicians who have been forgotten and then rediscovered.
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