The emergence of talent: genius and precocity : The New Yorker

“Genius, in the popular conception, is inextricably tied up with precocity—doing something truly creative, we’re inclined to think, requires the freshness and exuberance and energy of youth.”

Creative researcher James Kaufman maintains that ‘poets peak young’ and there are many who concur.

In “The Emergence of Talent”, the New Yorker argues that, like the late blooming Ben Fountain who took the literary world by storm at 48, genius has no age barriers.

The emergence of talent: genius and precocity : The New Yorker.

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