The Art of Tetman Callis

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Fearful scribes angling for academic posts

November 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“Writers should work alone.  They should see each other only after their work is done, and not too often then.  Otherwise they become like writers in New York.  All angleworms in a bottle, trying to derive knowledge and nourishment from their own contact and from the bottle.  Sometimes the bottle is shaped art, sometimes economics, sometimes economic-religion.  But once they are in the bottle they stay there.  They are lonesome outside of the bottle.  They do not want to be lonesome.  They are afraid to be alone in their beliefs.” – Ernest Hemingway, Green Hills of Africa

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Averil Dean // Nov 28, 2012 at 10:01 am

    He’s right of course. But conversation is part of the job these days, there’s no getting around it.

  • 2 Tetman Callis // Nov 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    always has been. never has been a solitary writer, though a writer must be long and often alone to write.

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