Why Do We Equate Genius with Precocity? – The New Yorker

Posted: January 4, 2016 in Awesome Living, Creativity, Writing
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Picasso’s greatest works came early but Cézanne’s came late. Why do we equate genius with precocity?
“…then there was Alfred Hitchcock, who made “Dial M for Murder,” “Rear Window,” “To Catch a Thief,” “The Trouble with Harry,” “Vertigo,” “North by Northwest,” and “Psycho”—one of the greatest runs by a director in history—between his fifty-fourth and sixty-first birthdays. Mark Twain published “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” at forty-nine. Daniel Defoe wrote “Robinson Crusoe” at fifty-eight.” (Excerpt)


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