PERSIST:


In
Praise
of
the
Creative
Spirit
in
a
World
 Gone
Mad
with
Commerce

A
NEW
BOOK
BY
PETER
CLOTHIER


 


“The
first
and
ultimate
 survival
guide
for
any
 creative
person”

—Roland
Reiss,
Professor
Emeritus,
Claremont
 Graduate
University


This book is a collection of essays, written over the past thirty years, addressing in a variety of ways the predicament of the artist (read: writer, musician, actor, dancer...) in a cultural climate in which celebrity and established commercial track record too often count for more than talent and quality of work. Yet artists of all kinds have to "do it"--if only because that's who they are. The book describes strategies the author himself has found to be indispensible in learning to “persist” beyond the all too familiar obstacles: he has found those resources in practice, the exercise of mental and logistical discipline, and building community.