Writers’ Houses

In an essay, Here’s What I Hate About Writers’ Houses, from The New York Review of Books, the author states:

Here’s what I hate about Writers’ Houses: the basic mistakes. That art can be understood by examining the chewed pencils of the writer. That visiting such a house can substitute for reading the work. That real estate, including our own envious attachments to houses that are better, or cuter, or more inspiring than our own, is a worthy preoccupation. That writers can or should be sanctified. That private life, even of the dead, is ours to plunder.

 

I frankly never put that much thought into such hatred.

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