On Diana Chang's "Four Views in Praise of Reality"
Department of Literature and Modern Languages
In "Four Views of Reality," published in The American Scholar 25:1 (1955-56): 67-68, Diana Chang treats, respectively, painting, music, and poetry in the first three poems and illustrates the application of all three in the fourth poem. Each of these arts is a means of escape from the Euclidean world of restriction, where "the circling of infinity" incarcerates the human spirit: "Nowhere in Manhattan does Euclid cease. / Music sings drily into toneless equations."
Grow, L. M. (1990). On Diana Chang's "Four Views in Praise of Reality". Amerasia Journal, 16 (1) https://doi.org/10.17953/amer.16.1.c30518n774028402