when I paint my masterpiece?

‘Writers always get painters wrong’, according to Peter Carey (The Bookseller, 10 March, 2006, p. 20). Which is why, I guess, he’s just written a novel about art forgeries called, amusingly, Theft: A Love Story.

I’m quite happy getting painters wrong. I’m sure they would get something from getting poets wrong. We should all get each other wrong. Sounds like a good thing to me.

Carey also says, ‘The assessment of worth is always a very dodgy business which we’re all in all the time, and we’re mostly wrong’. Hey, a further vote for wrong!


michaelf said…
carey is wrong

Popular Posts

Questions, but no answers: while editing a manuscript

Viva the Real - shortlisted!

‘The fast fold of fret lines’: Intimacy, ecopoetics, and the local