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Eudora Welty and Cleanth Brooks in Jackson - Creative Writing Classes

Fourth Segment: Cleanth Brooks asks if postmodernist literary trends, where from the reader's standpoint it is difficult to determine what is being communicated, are the result of creative writing classes. Welty responds that those are not a form of novels she reads, and that she has never taken a creative writing class, but "I don't think anything is ever written as a result of a class. Nothing good was written except out of the individual self with a great desire and conviction behind it. You can pick up and learn the trimmings from creative writing class; but it's no substitute for talent. It's a one person thing."                                              

Video Information
Year: 1988
Genre: Educational
Keywords: Eudora Welty; Cleanth Brooks; American literature; southern literature; creative writing; classes; talent; learning; literary training; teaching; postmodernism;
Duration: 00:02:35
Color: Yes
Sound: Yes
Amount of Motion: Low
Language: English
Sponsor: Ferris Collection
Contributing Organization: William R. Ferris Collection
Transcript Available: No

Digitization Information
Digitization Date: 2006
Digitizing Organization: Open Video

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