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For Love and Money

The Passive Guy has an excerpt from an interesting article about the history of writing for money. Even back in the time of the ancient Greeks, the poet who wrote for a fee, rather than for patron, was viewed as suspect. It makes me think of Lewis Hyde's discussion of the tension between artists' need to make a living and fear of being perceived as "crass" or having "sold out" if they write for money.
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