Should authors be judged for their works or beliefs?

Discussion in 'Every Day Debating' started by azuren82, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. warrior_squirrel21

    warrior_squirrel21 blue is my favorite color

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    Yes they should, if it has to do with anything related to that topic. And Amalthea is exactly right.
     
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    I'll go for this.
     
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    I think it is possible, by and large, to separate an author from his work. For example, I enjoy listening to Wagner, but if I'd ever had a chance to meet him I would have punched the vicious little tosspot in the face, and spit on him to boot. He was a nasty little individual, but he wrote some great music. Similarly, quite a few fantasy books have religious/philosophical/political themes I may disagree with, but as long as it's done with subtlety and a light touch I'm prepared to go with it; it's only when a work becomes polemical that I find my hackles rising.:)