Friday, October 17, 2008

Slow Brilliance

An interesting article by Malcolm Gladwell in the New Yorker arguing that to associate genius with precocity is to misunderstand the nature of a certain experimental type of genius. Thanks to Kate Brown for the link.

1 comment:

Adrian Slatcher said...

Fascinating. Gladwell's always persuasive, but I'm not always sure that his choices back up his thesis... and the term "experimental" to describe Fountain's long climb up the mountain seems the wrong one. And are either of those two American writers any kind of genius? Time will tell.