The artist's only responsibility is his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one.... If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate: The "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is worth any number of old ladies.
You've landed at Diana Joseph's Syllabi. I am Diana Joseph; these are my syllabi. I teach at Minnesota State University, Mankato where every student is my favorite. My collection of short stories HAPPY OR OTHERWISE was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. My memoir I'M SORRY YOU FEEL THAT WAY is forthcoming in March 2009 from Putnam Books.