Standing on deep shale : the problem of originality

Hurley, UK ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8275-7677 2012, 'Standing on deep shale : the problem of originality' , in: Beyond the Workshop , Kingston University Press, Kingston upon Thames, pp. 85-104.

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Abstract

Writers are often plagued by the apparent impossibility of saying something new, finding a unique voice; how to add something worthwhile to the almost infinite body of pre-existing literature? We stand at the edge of a vast uncharted sea – the unformed poems, stories or scripts that we may one day write. And what are we standing on, as we look out into this misty expanse? A vast beach of other people’s words, those who have gone before. We walk on the deep shale of other people's work, stretching back into prehistory.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Perry, P
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Kingston University Press
ISBN: 9781899999521 (print)
Depositing User: Dr Ursula Hurley
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2021 11:13
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2021 11:13
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/59429

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