More specifically concerning: editors
On his mantel he found a letter from his publisher, in response to a note he had written him the previous day requesting a new advance in return for the promise of a new novel. ‘Hateful profession!’ he exclaimed, unsealing the letter. ‘So I’ll have to write again, write forever, no matter what my state […]
A Feeling for Books
By Janice Radway, University of NC Press, 1997.
the idleness ethic
Such virtues and vices as he may have possessed seem to have been of the passive sort, always a matter of omission.