“The moral obligation to write well”

From A Commonplace Blog:

No other writer I can name has accepted with such utter self-abnegating devotion to what I can only call, in a blatant allusion to John Erskine’s famous 1915 essay, the moral obligation to write well. This is, I believe, the sum and substance of what it means to respect the institution of literature. The writer shoulders a double burden.

If you think you know the writer, post your guess in the comments section.

No peeking!

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