Thursday, 25 July 2013

How to make a Patagonian Shakespeare

...is the name of a new blog I am intending to work on - with a view to writing a book of that name.

http://patagonianshakespeare.blogspot.co.uk/

Can anyone guess what it will be about?

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11 comments:

  1. The Zulu Zola?

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  2. @D - Not even close - nearly half a globe away...

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  3. My guess is that it probably will have something to do with the conditions under which genius-level people would appear in a population....

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  4. Is it a Christian apologetic book?

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  5. I've added a link to the (blank) blog - which has a clue in the subtitle.

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  6. My first guess was going to be about intelligence being a product of or related to colder climates.

    Having read the subtitle, I think its about genius being relative to the people in one's culture and about plucking low hanging fruit.

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  7. This joke has two punchlines. The better one is called "the English Gomez."

    I'm guessing it's something about how to promote not-quite-genius in a cultural milieu that is hostile to genius proper?

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  8. @BC: I fear you may have missed the point of my ZZ comment.

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  9. You pretty much got it between you - the idea is that we now live in an era of Patagonian Shakespeare's AT BEST - i.e. local geniuses only, because the world historical geniuses are pretty much gone. But we know quite a bit about what goes to make a 'genius' - and what suppresses/ prevents the recognition and effectiveness of creativity. I thought I'd try to put together some of these ideas. We need more Patagonian Shakespeares!

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