Writing and Responsibility

By Carl Tighe

In an international the place literary scandals frequently turn out in court docket, the difficulty of accountability in writing hasn't ever been extra very important. during this groundbreaking research, Carl Tighe asks the questions each author must consider:

*What is it that writers do? Are they liable for the entire makes use of to which their writing should be placed? Or not more dependable than their readers?
*How are a writer's tasks compromised or outlined by means of advertisement or political pressures, or via notions of culture or originality?
*How does a writer's viewers have an effect on their obligations? Are those a similar for writers in all components of the realm, lower than all political and social systems?

The first a part of this booklet defines accountability and appears at its relation to rules akin to strength, accuracy, kitsch and political correctness. the second one half examines how specific writers have handled those concerns via a sequence of often-controversial case reviews, together with American Psycho, Crash and The Tin Drum.

Writing and Responsibility encourages its readers to interrogate the alternatives they make as writers. a desirable examine the general public results of the non-public act of writing, Carl Tighe's publication is a must-read for everybody who writes or stories writing.

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