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

Posted: January 4, 2016 in Awesome Living, Creativity, Writing
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http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/10/20/late-bloomers-2?mbid=nl_Sunday%20Longreads%20(22)&CNDID=31815108&spMailingID=8395554&spUserID=ODI5MzM4NzAwMzES1&spJobID=840264181&spReportId=ODQwMjY0MTgxS0

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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