Originating CDT Projects

Fred Brown
1988, Vol. 20, No. 2,

Abstract


In a work entitled the 'Dream Lucian describes how as a boy he was confronted by two women who ask him to choose under whose guidance he should make his career. One was charming and ladylike who introduced herself as 'Education' the other hardhanded, rude and dusty who represented 'Sculpture'. 'Education' implored the youth not to practice the Arts. It was, she said, socially disreputable and even if he could prove himself to be another Phidias, he would still be one of the hoi polloi, another craftsman, a mechanic. The boy took her advice and sought education and finally relates, with a degree of smugness, of his growing reputation as a literary man, received even in the most exclusive circles.


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