Genius in the garret or member of the guild?

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There is an enduring story about writers — about artists in any mode — and that is what Alex Pheby calls “the myth of isolation.” This is the trope of the lone genius, shutting themselves away in garret or study or shed to pound out their masterpiece and wrestle with the muse while, outside, life goes on.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2016


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