Friday, September 21, 2007

Armenian for No

William Saroyan felt that business had no business judging art. Before getting published he had collected some THOUSANDS of rejection slips. He refused to accept the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 based on principle.

1 comment:

Cattle Call said...

Wow. Now there's a topflight fantasy. Or let's pretend it's an exercise in a Creative Writing Seminar: Write your letter of refusal to the Pulitzer Prize Committee. Sounds like a lot more fun than speed dating agents!