Posts Tagged: originality

An Interview With Austin Kleon

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Rumpus contributor Andrew David King interviews Austin Kleon at The Kenyon Review’s blog. Kleon has a knack for altering a text to make it his own, and talks at length about creative originality: “I guess what I’m interested in is why ‘originality’ is a trait we look for in art at all. It’s like ‘authenticity’—what does it really mean […]

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“Would I Had Phrases That Are Not Known”

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Disillusioned by the task of writing truly original? John Barths writes on the difficult task to write something new and distinctly untold, which is apparently one that is perpetually and historically daunting. “Originality, after all, includes not only saying something for the first time, but re-saying (in a worthy new way) the already said: rearranging […]

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