“Strikingly original, quirky individual – ‘creative’ – ‘nonconformist’ – would not be admitted to most competitive universities & colleges. Great American writers – Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Whitman, Dickinson, Poe et al. – would surely be rejected by ‘top’ universities today.”
—Joyce Carol Oates on Twitter
Totes agreed…..love it
Arthur Koestler, The Case of the Midwife Toad: “The negative attitude of the University establishment was not so much directed against his Lamarckian theories, but rather an expression of the usual hostility of the grey birds in the groves of Academe against the coloured bird with the too-melodious voice.”
A friend wrote that out in a letter, thirty-plus years ago.
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