THE TEACHER AS WRITER

Frank R. Scott

Abstract


In thinking about the writer as professor, I assume we are talking of the teacher who produces literary works, not historical writing or scientific writing which every professor can and should engage in as part of his professional duty. The question is, can the poet be a good poet, or the novelist a good novelist, and at the same time earn his living by teaching in a university? Or is there something incompatible between the two activities? Which suffers, if at all, the teaching or the writing?

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