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    Taka is offline Senior Member
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    The sentence:

    What seemd to me to penetrate life to the core--and therefore to be, ultimately, what living was for, in addition to relationship with other people--was the creation and absorption of works of art.

    What does "absorption" mean there in the sentence? My text says it means "a state of mental concentration", but I think it's simply "the act or process of learining": to the author learning and understanding works of art is the most improtant thing in his/her life.

    Which interpretation is correct?

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    It can be a mental state of concentration, but here I'd agree with you- it seems to be more a verb to describe the 'consumption' of art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It can be a mental state of concentration, but here I'd agree with you- it seems to be more a verb to describe the 'consumption' of art.
    Great. Thank you, tdol.

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