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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Effect of Literary Criticism on Writers

I hate orthodox literary criticism, the usual small niggling, fussy-mussy criticism, which thinks it can improve people by telling them where they are wrong, and results only in putting them in straitjackets of hesitancy and self-conscouness, and sapping all vision and bravery.

Brenda Ueland, If You Want to Write, 1997 

2 comments:

  1. Did you intentionally use "Affect" instead of the correct "Effect" to see if we would jump in with "orthodox literary criticism"?

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  2. You're right, it should be "effect."

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