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From Open Culture: Advice from Oscar Wilde

Finding letters penned by writers in the 1800’s is always an interesting thing. But when they give advice to aspiring writers, it’s even better. Experts recently found a letter penned in 1890 by Oscar Wilde. In it, he addressed a Mr. Morgan, and gave two points of interesting advice.

“Make some sacrifice for your art, and you will be repaid, but ask of art to sacrifice herself for you and a bitter disappointment may come to you.”

“The best work in literature is always done by those who do not depend on it for their daily bread and the highest form of literature, poetry, brings no wealth to the singer.”

Read more about the letter on Open Culture, and check back to see what more of the 13 page letter will be revealed.