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“It Was Melancholy that Made Me Write”


Howard Jacobson believes melancholy is a required ingredient of the artist’s temperament. It is the melancholy person who thinks of creating art in the first place. Artistic endeavors are always imbued with melancholy. He says:

CHEERFUL PEOPLE DON’T WRITE NOVELS. CHEERFUL PEOPLE DON’T MAKE ART. THEY BECOME SPORTSMEN.

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