Scholarly writing and how to get it done. / And a workshop for my own ideas, scholarly and poetic
Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.” This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...
Great find! It's always been my view that we "workers of the mind" are obligated not to engage in "soul-destroying labour". People who work too hard at anything ought to find something else to do. If you can't stop thinking about booze, you should stop drinking. If you can't stop thinking about a girl, you should do something about it (one way or the other). Why do people think not being able to stop thinking about work is a kind of ideal state that shows you've found the "right job"? It is, in fact, a symptom of a twisted relationship to something that may have real value.
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