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Up from Journalism

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 June 1930

Abstract

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?”

Citation

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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MCB UP Ltd

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