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Daemon
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Hilaire Belloc (1870)

Belloc was an important English author in the early 20th century. A highly versatile writer, he is best remembered for his light verse, particularly for children, and for his lucid and graceful essays. He wrote from the Roman Catholic viewpoint, and his views on Protestantism and Islam, which he called major heresies and threats to the "Church Universal," made him a somewhat controversial figure. What was Belloc's rather tongue-in-cheek response to the question of why he wrote so prolifically? More...
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Asked once why he wrote so much,[14] he responded, "Because my children are howling for pearls and caviar."

Maybe he meant that he needed to earn his living, like any other craftsman? Some people tend to look in a romantic way at the profession of writing. Maybe he was anticipating on that misunderstanding.

Writing is a craft; it is not because some writers produce "romans" (novels), that writing as an act would be romantic, or easy to do. Making fiction with a magic stick ... writing music with a magic baton ... or an athlete who performs without previous exercise ... hahaha.



Daemon wrote:
Hilaire Belloc (1870)

Belloc was an important English author in the early 20th century. A highly versatile writer, he is best remembered for his light verse, particularly for children, and for his lucid and graceful essays. He wrote from the Roman Catholic viewpoint, and his views on Protestantism and Islam, which he called major heresies and threats to the "Church Universal," made him a somewhat controversial figure. What was Belloc's rather tongue-in-cheek response to the question of why he wrote so prolifically? More...
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I don't like this author even considering him a prolific and versatile writer.
After reading "Matilda Who told Lies, and was Burned to Death".
Terrorising Children is not the ideal way to teach them what is right and what is wrong.

http://www.poetry-archive.com/b/matilda.html



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