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Spring 2010: "Arts & Letters"

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  • I'll write during the day and prostitute at night :)

    Posted by Kiera on Wed 17 Mar 2010

  • Just goes to show, it's not about the cash in your wallet. It's about doing what you love.

    TS Elliot's occupational hazard is the most amusing though! Haha

    Posted by B.Traveller on Thu 18 Mar 2010

  • Interesting. Good to know that even great writers still had to keep day jobs.

    Posted by Sandi Johnson on Sat 20 Mar 2010

  • Good fun - but I'm wondering if Henry Fielding earned $4000 rather than $40,000? I might be completely wrong, but the latter seems an improbably large sum for the 18th Century!

    Posted by SP on Fri 9 Apr 2010

  • yeah, up to now modern man has to do double jobs just to keep up. i write my essay college essay at night after my work in a pet shop store.

    Posted by sebastian on Mon 12 Apr 2010

  • I just discovered your site, thank you! fascinating stuff here.

    Posted by marla miller on Fri 23 Apr 2010

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