Literary letters: it is easy enough for a firm man who knows the world to brook the rage of the cultivated classes (part 1)

Quite often, I manage to catch literati and academics in naked deceit, using the bate of Emersonian “rude truth.” It is perhaps the most satisfying writing and thinking I do, often provoking creative output in the form of poetry, essays and literary cartoons. Andre Malraux (Le Temps du Mepris) argued rightfully “L’individu s’oppose a la collectivite, mais il s’en nourrit.” I certainly find myself, more often than not, opposed to the collectivity and feed quite heartily from it … creatively.

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