Richard Sennett

Richard Sennett’s works include The Craftsman, Respect, The Fall of Public Man, and The Corrosion of Character. He taught for many years at the New York Institute of the Humanities and is now Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics.
Art and Graft

Eva Hoffman and Richard Sennett, both intellectuals and musicians of the highest standing, discussed what makes the difference between a good and a great performer and the very concept of genius. They argue whether the view of the artist as superior to the craftsman is romantic idealism or reality. They considered these themes in relation to their own intellectual pursuits and explored the role and responsibility of the writer.