Barbara's Random Thoughts

Friday, February 25, 2005

Art or hack?

Interesting. Can you tell the difference between the prose of a "great" writer and a "commercial" writer? I didn't do very well.
Some of the quotes below are from one of the greatest writers ever. The other are from one commercial writer, who achived popularity among uneducated people, but failed to make any significant contribution to the Literature. Can you tell the difference between their prose?

I took issue with the above introductory description (partly for its errors!)--"one of the greatest writers ever" is debatable, and "popularity among uneducated people"? Bring on the intellectual snobbery!
| posted by Barbara | 7:24 PM