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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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tdol said:
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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