When was the act of "write for money, not for love"?

Many people have the idea that "Art is not to be made for money originally", and film director Francis Ford Coppola said "Art will be free in the new eraThe idea is stated. As it is now, the writers receive money as a consideration, but rather than writing for the love of writing, it is time to write the history of 'write for money' from the writerColin · decayHas compiled it.

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The first request for money for "words" was the ancient Greek poetSimoni DayIt is thought to be. The poet before Simonei Day appeared to have patrons get rich in poetry for their patrons, write poetry that praises their beauty, or be a teacher of writing to guarantee residences, food, fame etc did.

However, Simoni Day changed such customs and demanded compensation for his poetry. Therefore Simonei Day has excellent talent of poetry, but from that time it was described as "a miserable miser and requiring money for anything", and biographer written that "Simonei Day loves money" It will be a person until it is written that no one will deny.

According to Anne Carson who is a poet and studies classical works, Simonei Day 's age of living is just a transitional period, and both "Patron' s Economy" and "Money Exchange Economy" existed. Although these two sides confront with each other in many ways, the writers before Simoni デ ィ ー had lived intentionally ambiguous both of them. Meanwhile, because Simoni Da clearly took the action of "asking for money as a consideration of poetry", he turned his eyes of disgust and doubt and became seen as a greedy person.

However, naturally there is no deposit data of Simoni Day 's account, so it is hardly known what kind of person he actually was. Also, even if a poet other than Simoni Day frankly writes money, it is not said that it is "greedy," Mr. Carson said that the account of Simoni Daesh was "to the monetary economy suddenly appeared in the 5th century It is also suggesting the possibility of being a metaphor on biography.

Either way, the emergence of Simoni Day created "the way to write poetry for money". Then, as soon as "money is seen to corrupt art," the poetPindarros"Once, the literary goddess ·MuseHe was not aiming for compensation. "

Such lamentation continues even now, "I understand that people have to earn money to eat, but since when did everything have made money, even if called romantic, the principal Do not rely on books that you publish income for you will be beneficial to the writer. "Sameer RahimHe says.

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On the other hand, with the rise of online publication, the cost of publication is almost eliminated, and the way the artist seems to be mourning Rahim is about to end. "It is fortunate that the possibility has come to revive the idea of ​​writing for love for writing rather than for money through the Internet," Rahim said. Robert Has, poet, is also positive about "to write for love of writing", and there is something like copyright because "art works put distance from the market economy" I thought that the natural appearance of art is in places where money is not involved. And writers who cease to write for money will come to the economy by gift.

The above vision looks like a utopia at first glance. However, sociologistsMarcel MorseAccording to the actual "gift-based economy" that exists, there is no gift in one direction only. Even if it says "gift-based economy", its essence is a circulating economy. For example, the indigenous peoples of North America "PotlocIn custom of the wealthy family is said to be one of the "gift-based economies" where welcoming guests at home, hospitality with dance and singing feasts, redistribution of wealth. At first glance this looks like a strange relationship where one gift is free from one side to the other, but in reality there is an obligation to repay, losing social status if you refuse to repay, then permanently shame It will become obvious.

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Also, if the writer does not obtain money as a consideration, if it becomes free to write things, what you wrote is not affected by money, so you can easily separate 'written' and 'money' It looks like. However, the existence of Simoni Day suggests that money and language are more closely related than these imaginations.

A biographer expressed that "Simonei Day is seen as the first person to incorporate" thorough calculation "in making poetry", but the word that is "coarse calculation" written here "Smikrologia" has the meaning of "paying the latest attention to fiscal costs" and "paying close attention to words and correct expression". He is a historian of the Emperor Roman timesDionysius of HalicornassosI am writing in the book "Selection of the words of Simoni Day and seeing the accuracy of the words to be combined", but the word "akribeia" used here means "accuracy, precision of words" Meaning "being stingy with money".

Although the appearance of money had a fundamental influence on ancient culture, Simoni Daes only revealed a potential similarity relationship between words and money that had been from before, Mr. Deci I talked.

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