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69. How do we judge literary value and artistic value?

Pref­ace: This is a dis­cus­sion paper, not a researched aca­d­e­mic doc­u­ment. The read­ing list at the end is a col­lec­tion of con­tem­po­rary links from the Inter­net and pretty acci­den­tal, not edited for qual­ity. The author is a prin­ci­pal orga­nizer for … Con­tinue read­ing

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26. So You Wanna’ Write a Poem??

In another life, before blogs took over the world, for a cou­ple of years Thor was the Writ­ings Edi­tor for an expa­tri­ate com­mu­nity web­site in South Korea. He there­fore saw a lot of awful writ­ing, and some that was pretty … Con­tinue read­ing

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5. The Art of Disproportion

Every writer cre­ates a pat­tern from dis­pro­por­tions. The pro­por­tion­ate is that checker­board of nights and days within which our lives are gov­erned, the rou­tine of sleep, how you part your hair, when you check for your mail, the trips to … Con­tinue read­ing

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