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Creativity Should Run Counterpoint to Cleverness

In responsion, it saddens me that my collections of tropes, truisms, and philosophical musings would, more than likely, fill George Steiner "with bitterness and anger." At the core of Steiner's writing is a deep love of literature. This we share.

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Creativity Should Run Counterpoint to Cleverness

Books are in no hurry. An act of creation is in no hurry; it reads us, it privileges us infinitely. The notion that it is the occasion for our cleverness fills me with baffled bitterness and anger.

- George Steiner (1929-2020)

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In responsion, it saddens me that my collections of tropes, truisms, and philosophical musings would, more than likely, fill George Steiner "with bitterness and anger." At the core of Steiner's writing is a deep love of literature. This we share. Cleverness is, for me, in leau of eliteness. Not a critism, just an observation.


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