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Subject: Re: (urth) Wolfe Walks - my rant
From: Josh Geller 
Date: 26 Jul 2003 05:22:31 -0700

What I was wondering was how much I'd pay for a week in a writing class 
with Gene Wolfe.


On Sat, 2003-07-26 at 03:35, Chris wrote:
> None of us could be happy to hear this. But, at the least, we can try to be 
> as understanding as Wolfe himself, who was there and has more reason to be 
> offended than anyone (to understate).
> Mostly I am interested (and impressed) by the authors he chose to praise in 
> the workshop. In time we'll hear from everyone their merits and faults, but 
> right now we have the chance to find and read them and decide for ourselves 
> ahead of popular opinion. I suggest we take advantage of the opportunity and 
> grab hold of (and discuss) these stories before they are chewed up and spit 
> out by other reviewers.
> As soon as we find out where to find them, anyway.
> - Civet
> >That is utterly unbelievable.  What a pathetic lot of juvenile, ungrateful, 
> >UNKNOWING, clueless idiots.  I don't even know where to start.  How about 
> >why  bother to take a writing workshop if you can't take honest criticism?  
> >It pains me, pains me deeply to read that Mr. Wolfe was treated that way.  
> >He is a writer of the first caliber, a truly unknown legend.  Those hacks 
> >should be grateful he even bothered to read their most likely unreadable 
> >tripe.  Personally, I don't have much use for writing workshops.  I think 
> >writing is far too individual an art and the workshops are full of whiny 
> >idiots like these.  I'll end this now with my paraphrase of Bukowski-  
> >Where is something interesting to read?   Wait.  Don't tell me.  I know. 
> >You wrote it.
> >
> >
> >Sadly true
> >Don
> >
> >
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