Though the essay seems that of a very inteligent and humane person rather than possessing the suggestive of the grand claims of genius mentioned. Reminds me of a recently viewed very enjoyable interview with Orson Welles(here), where Parkinson mentions as a compliment that he's been often described as a genius, and with no hint of false modesty Welles responds by saying this use of genius is vastly overdone, & so renders the concept of genius quite useless. I've read some other pieces by Robinson, and while, again I'd agree with their wisdom, there doesn't seem the kind of divine spark of idea that doesn't come to lesser mortals, so much as the elegant expression of relatively obvious truths. Though I haven't read any of her novels, so this view is confined to her as a "genius" in the way of ideas.
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