And Rosta scripsit:

> Walt Whitman would be a prime example of a great writer who didn't
> happen to write very well.

I don't think Whitman's flaws are technical ones particularly: he
was exploiting a technique that had been disused since Skelton's time
or even earlier, and he had ambitions that were probably too big for him.

> And of course, everyone agrees that Bob Dylan is a great singer
> who can't sing very well.

There is that.

John Cowan <[log in to unmask]>
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_