The Author as Producer

emory.png[The] present social situation compels the writer to decide in whose service he is to place his activity. The bourgeois writer of entertainment literature does not acknowledge this choice; a more advanced type of writer does recognize this choice. His decision, made on the basis of a struggle, is to side with the proletariat. That puts an end to his autonomy. His activity is now decided by what is useful to the proletariat in the class struggle.

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