Mudcat Café message #3897096 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162666   Message #3897096
Posted By: Jim Carroll
03-Jan-18 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"why describe people as hacks rather than writers, immediately there is a derogatory connotation"
Because they wer bad writers Dick - they even gave their name to tabloid journalists
THey have always been documented as "hacks"
Jim Carroll