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Go Creative With… Charles Dickens

Last Week: Go Creative With… Teddy Roosevelt The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.   Next Week: Go Creative With… Patti Smith

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Tormentor Mentors

Certainly, the fact that no money changed hands in the past did not guarantee a positive experience for protégés. Having parried Yeats’s sexual attentions and refused his offer of marriage, Iseult Gonne moved on to a new champion, Ezra Pound, nurturer of the work of a remarkably diverse selection of writers, including James Joyce, TS Eliot and Ernst Hemingway.

Pound took Gonne’s talent seriously and offered her excellent advice in his ebullient way, but again the guidance was compromised by a desire to seduce her. Sexually, he had more success than Yeats but nothing of artistic significance emerged from the liaison

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Keeping Christmas Well.

The Creative Intelligence Blog is having a rest and revamp and will be back in the New Year with new features — including a Sunday Showcase of your stories, poems and artwork — and exciting news about what’s coming up in 2011. (Many thanks to those of you who have sent submissions for the showcase already, keep them coming). In the meantime, enjoy the sentimental season. If you’d rather pass, or are feeling a bit bah-humbug-ish, you could do worse than

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