Writing--and good writing--does not emerge from a vacuum: there have always been poor or even stupid books. But the ones that matter emerge from a culture of writing and of criticism.
 
This notion of limiting the books is deeply mistaken. And just who would decide--and why--who should attempt to write them or send them out to editors?
 
The whole point is wrong, not simply the age or the exceptions.
Nancy

>>> Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]> 10/28/13 3:23 PM >>>
There are always exceptions. William Empson was 24 when he published Seven
Types. On the other hand, had Stanley Fish published fewer books, the world
would be better off.

Carrol

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Lets see, Spinoza died when he was 45 but, of course, he was not a
professor. Perhaps we could extend the ban on professors to 70 and have no
limit on lens grinners.

Richard Seddon