WRD 104: Composition & Rhetoric II Rotating Header Image

How Writers Interact With the World

“The image has been handed down throughout the long iconography of the West, most effectively transmitted in the image of Saint Jerome: the writer as a recluse, weaving spirited collocations of words in hushed seclusion. Jerome may have a lion at his feet, but he lacks other company — and, of course, he has no Wi-Fi. His condition is distinctly different from that of the modern writer; her room is not only well-lighted and likely lion-free, but also furnishes an Internet connection, through which the world’s tumult pours.”

NYT Draft Column (on writing): “How Writers Interact With the World.”
Illustration by Chloé Poizat, whose work I also recommend you get to know.