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‘We have to stop loving our horror stories. Joyce’s Ulysses was rejected fourteen
times. I don’t like that story; I hate it. Fitzgerald burned out and could not work.
Hemingway despaired and could not work. A went mad, B died in penuty, C
drank herself to death, D was blacklisted, E committed suicide. I hate those
stories. Great works are written in prisons and holding camps. So are stupid
books. The misery does not validate the work. It outrages the sensibilities and
violates the work.
@jplebreton @jomc A friend of mine brought this up to me, saying that he was disturbed by how our culture seems to be enamoured with the suffering of artists... that (no matter what you think of it) the narrative which sold Jonathan Toole's "Confederacy of Dunces" drooling over the fact that he committed suicide before it was ever published is a sign of an underlying toxicity.
@cwebber @jplebreton this is a good companion piece http://www.artnews.com/2018/09/06/art-worlds-health-care-crisis/
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