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An Original Guide to Creative Writing

ELPENOR EDITIONS IN PRINT

HOMER

PLATO

ARISTOTLE

THE GREEK OLD TESTAMENT (SEPTUAGINT)

THE NEW TESTAMENT

PLOTINUS

DIONYSIUS THE AREOPAGITE

MAXIMUS CONFESSOR

SYMEON THE NEW THEOLOGIAN

CAVAFY

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What poetry has to do with history and reality?

  Read Aristotle's Poetical reason reveals the universality of existence in probability


Can writing become a duty? What is the difference between a poet and a critic?

  Listen to Kierkegaard's confession, My work as an author (Margin: The critic and the poet; Somerset Maugham, Discovering the unreal)


What is the part other people play in my work, as I search for the truth and try to write?

   According to Jaspers, Truth is in communication (Margin: Rilke, You, neighbor God)


What is beauty, what is art?

  James Joyce's young artist attempts to answer using also the scholastic tradition, in A portrait of the artist as a young man (Margin: Wordsworth, Up! Up! my Friend, and quit your books)

 

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