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10 October 2014

The destructive effects on literary creativity of "creative writing" courses

This man is TOTALLY right. His thoughts were even better put by Philip Larkin in his essay: "Subsidising Poetry", which had the theme: No Shakespeare Prize for Shakespeare. Everyone in the arts industry (which is as destructive of real creativity as the semi-fraudulent conservation industry is for human contact with real nature) should read that and ponder. Horace Engdahl clearly has done so...
Grants cut off writers from society, whereas past greats worked as ‘taxi drivers and waiters’ to feed their imaginations, says Horace Engdahl. Alison Flood reports

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