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Day: December 18, 2010

Some Rhetorics of Cute

Of course, cute is problematic. Dan Harris in Cute, Quaint, Hungry, & Romantic has some wonderfully delectable quotes.  Here are a few: “Cuteness is not an aesthetic in the ordinary sense of the word and must by not means be mistaken for the physically appealing, the attractive.  In fact, it is closely linked to the grotesque, the malformed” (3). “So cute so as to pitiable – possibly because of a malformation…” (3). “the aesthetics of cuteness creates a class of outcasts and mutations, a ready-made race of lovable inferiors whom… Read more Some Rhetorics of Cute