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Another neophobe motto: Things are just fine the way they are.
Maps that the economic downturn could end the "myth of the hopelessly romantic neophobe artiste" and leave "driven eccentrics" to experiment with new ideas.
Perhaps a good case study can be found in Ron Silliman’s critique of Charles Simic’s recent judgments of Robert Creeley’s collected work; Silliman sees Simic as a “neophobe,” but by the criteria above, Creeley – who was about as far from underestimated as a poet can hope to be – cannot qualify as “avant garde.”
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