The Writer’s Responsibility
“A writer should concern himself with whatever absorbs his fancy, stirs his heart, and unlimbers his typewriter. I feel no obligation to deal with politics. I do feel a responsibility to society because of going into print: a writer has the duty to be good, not lousy; true, not false; lively, not dull; accurate, not full of error. He should tend to lift people up, not lower them down. Writers do not merely reflect and interpret life, they inform and shape life.”
—E.B. White (1899-1985), writer, in “E. B. White, The Art of the Essay No. 1,”interviewed by George Plimpton and Frank H. Crowther, The Paris Review, Fall 1969
Link to Today’s WORD: E.B. Revisited
• Editorial Comment: Thanks, Elwyn. That puts it to me.
• RERUN: RIP, Facts, 360 B.C.-2012 A.D. Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from columnist Rex Huppke on the sad, sorry death of Facts? Click here.
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• Aggie TV News for April 19, 2012
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