Keynes as a Literary Craftsman

  • Elizabeth Johnson
Part of the Keynesian Studies book series (KST)

Abstract

It might seem to an economist that discussing Keynes as a literary practitioner is beside the point — like trying to dissect Shakespeare as an actor. I feel on the contrary that the subject is worth considering. ‘The style is the man,’ and Keynes’s unmistakably recognisable style reveals and illuminates some fundamental attitudes; the characteristics and habits of the literary craftsman there displayed reflect on the characteristics and habits of the economist.

Keywords

Europe Income Metaphor Unden 

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Notes

  1. 34.
    A. C. Pigou, ‘[Keynes:] The Economist’ (1949), p. 23.Google Scholar

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© Don Patinkin and J. Clark Leith 1977

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  • Elizabeth Johnson

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