Sunday, February 12, 2017

Any Connection Between Literary Quality And Money?


“No level of affluence will ensure that you write a worthwhile book.

Consider the laws of the literary few: Having lots of money confers status but having very little confers legitimacy, which offers a different kind of status; having too much is unseemly yet so is having none. The rich and the poor collude in believing that the amount of money you inherit or make means something about your moral fiber, the quality of your art. What will we do when we find out it doesn’t?”

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