By Hans Robert Jauss
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3 34), separates itself from SKETCH OF A THEORY AND HISTORY OF AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE D 15 the empirical world as its other, and thus makes clear that "the world itself must change" (p. 264) is the social in art properly defined. According to Adorno, it is not until it becomes autonomous that art attains its social rank. Precisely in negating all social ties does it become eminently social. It is true that owing to the law of aesthetic form, art remains mere appearance vis-a-vis social reality. But it is by virtue of this very fact that it can become the agency of a social truth before which the false appearance of the factual, the untrue, and the unreconciled in society's actual condition must reveal itself.
From the point of view of religious authority, aesthetic experience is always and necessarily suspected of refractoriness: where it is employed to bring to mind a suprasensible significance, it also perfects the sensuous appearance and creates the pleasure of a fulfilled present. The refractoriness of aesthetic experience as characterized here is marked by a curious ambivalence: in a reversal of direction, its transgressive function may also serve to transfigure social conditions by idealizing them.
The aesthetic experience of play that teaches us "to place next to our life another life, next to our world another world"17 leads, in the case of the masked ball, to a preference being accorded to three categories of roles, those of the knight, the shepherd, and the jester. "18 Three important genres of the literary tradition are rooted in these three directions of aesthetic identification, SKETCH OF A THEORY AND HISTORY OF AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE D 9 the heroic, the bucolic, and the picaresque. 19 Ernst Bloch saw the disclosing quality of aesthetic experience as a Utopian harbinger and distinguished it as the "anticipation of the power of the imagination" from the merely illusory quality of Freud's daydream.
Aesthetic Experience and Literary Hermeneutics by Hans Robert Jauss