The Art of Tetman Callis

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The imp of the original

August 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“Originality (unless in minds of very unusual force) is by no means a matter, as some suppose, of impulse or intuition. In general, to be found, it must be elaborately sought, and although a positive merit of the highest class, demands in its attainment less of invention than negation.” — Edgar Allan Poe, “The Philosophy of Composition”

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  • 1 Averil Dean // Aug 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    The goblin of elimination.

  • 2 Tetman Callis // Aug 30, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    …and Hemingway and his “iceberg theory.”

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