immense minority

I believe in the "great poet," who isn't the one who reaches the widest public but the one who creates the most public. Even greater would be the poet who could build the total, immense minority. That is my own illusion.

—Juan Ramón Jiménez, The Complete Perfectionist: A Poetics of Work, ed. & trans. by Christopher Maurer (New York: Currency Doubleday, 1997), pp. 25-33

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