Keynes as a Literary Craftsman
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.
KeywordsMoral Indignation Revenue Tariff Literary Craftsman Apocalyptic Vision Verbal Humour
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