Belloc vis-à-vis Social Media

Belloc vis-à-vis Social Media

No writer can be judged by the entirety of his writings, for these would include every note he ever sent round the corner; every memorandum he ever made upon his shirt cuff. But when a man sets out to write as a serious business, proclaiming by the nature of his publication and presentment that he is doing something he thinks worthy of the time and place in which he lives and of the people to whom he belongs, then if he does not construct he is negligible.

 

—Hilaire Belloc in his preface to Ernest Bramah’s Kai Lung’s Golden Hours (1922)

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