i read too much Bukowski and now my writing is just a burden on society. these two things are related. directly.
a good quote:
"[T]he imagination, as the German romantics have shown us, is itself intimately linked with self-consciousness, so that the movement of transcendence is paradoxically a movement inward that intensifies rather than resolves the dialectic, often leading to the ultimate estrangement: a solipsistic universe, or poetic silence, that is, poetic death."
-Regueiro "The Limits of Imagination"