Up from Journalism

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Publication date: 1 June 1930


THE young man who loves books and has literary aspirations generally tries for a post on a newspaper staff. He is duly warned by the veterans:—“Daily journalism is no more the road to literature than a county attorneyship is the road to the English Woolsack. You will dissipate in small change the talents you require for writing books. This is not a sculptor's studio, but a machine bakery. The art you lavish on the daily cakes will vanish when they are eaten. Why not stay in a steady routine job that does not compromise your imagination, and write in your spare time the things you want to write?”


POWER, W. (1930), "Up from Journalism", Library Review, Vol. 2 No. 6, pp. 317-322. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb011911

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