Monthly Archives: August 2013

On artificiality and authenticity.

Get this. Brecht says, ‘It is not easy to learn from folk songs. Modern pseudo-folk songs offer many discouraging examples, to start with because of their artificial simplicity. Where the folk song uses simple means to say something complicated, its … Continue reading

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On the manuscript.

So I signed the contract. Now I’m going through my manuscript to send to Seren by the beginning of September – as outlined in the contract! Suddenly there’s a very real other party involved in my writing. A bit like … Continue reading

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