woody allen, the irredeemable creep whose obvious misogyny was misinterpreted as creative genius by the college-boy mentality.
#gosh i wonder why sylvia plath’s poetry is important to young women when we’re bombarded with so much misogynistic literature written by ~the greats~ of the 20th century #if you want to talk about highly romanticized and overrated writers we can talk about bukowski hemingway kerouac ginsberg and so on #who were not only basic writers but were also vile people irl #i don’t understand how people can idolize pedophiles and wife beaters and then mock people who like plath? ~fionaapples
Not sure how i feel about this post cause :
1. I prefer Hemingway and Ginsberg (especially Ginsberg) to Plath because I prefer their writing, it has nothing to do with how they were as people (although I do like Plath a lot too!) (also, what makes a writer ‘basic’?)
2. I think that Woody Allen WAS/IS a creative genius, he’s made some truly fantastic films. Yes he’s also a disgusting peadophile and a misogynist but making great art and being a great person are two things that aren’t mutually exclusive.
EDIT : I think I basically had one point and it was that the art and the artist are two different things.
But I would also kinda like the ‘basic writers’ point acknowledged.