call me big papa
I think of anyone on here Luka has the most artistic temperament I've seen - which is to say, he's a fundamentalist. This is by no means an insult, although it might be a mischaracterisation.He's probably the worst writer of the last 100 years. End of conversation. Lock thread.
But you see what I did there? I shied away from taking a strong position. I apologised for myself in advance. This is unacceptable for the artistic temperament. It won't get you anywhere. As luka says, an artist has to first and foremost BELIEVE in what they're doing.
In an introduction to Nabokov and Edmund Wilson's correspondence Nabokov is quoted as saying (I'm quoting from memory) that a book is either ''bedside or wastebasket". That's how Luka is - not only is X writer bad, he is the worst writer ever. Not only should this book not be read, it should be burned.
As for me, I'm stuck with (at best) the critic's temperament. I am doubtful, doubtfilled. So I can poke holes in things, I can conjure up depth interpretations, but I cannot light the flaming word against the shadowed multiverse.
In other words, Hamlet couldn't have written "Hamlet".