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The Lure of Chatty Writing

Why editorials needn’t be autobiographical

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Should writers give the audience what it wants? Is that the writer’s obligation, to serve the audience? And what if the audience’s tastes are beneath the writer’s sensibilities? Wouldn’t the elite writer then be caught in a bind, forced to choose between following her muse at the risk of unpopularity, and betraying her standards to perpetuate the…

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Benjamin Cain

Benjamin Cain

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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