Does the content suffer or is it made better for it?
For the most part, creator's politics can bad effect their reputation, but It would not necessarily ruin the reputation of their books. The writer of Ender Game is very public on how much of a homophobe he is, But yet Ender's Game is still a great book, it is just unfortunate it was written by someone with old fashion politics. – Aaron Hatch5 years ago
Another helpful note would be discussing how politics are integral to our lives, and how authors/creators are as a result necessarily tied to certain elements of politics - to reach into Rachel's comment of what this could mean thenceforth – kathleensumpton5 years ago
You might consider whether it's morally acceptable to enjoy an artist's work (and support them by buying their art) if we disagree with them personally. For example, Woody Allen has made many well-loved movies, but he was accused of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter when she was a child. In this case, do Allen's films stand apart from his character, or should they be boycotted? Although there's not much cross-over in this particular instance, there can be a lot of cross-over between moral issues and political issues, so it might be interesting to discuss the moral aspect of politics. – Ali Van Houten5 years ago
Great title, interesting question, yet I would definitely like to hear more. I feel as though this is the slightest of introductions and I would love to see how you elaborate on the topic to get the rest of us thinking. For example, when coming up with this topic, was there a particular work or creator you have in mind? Are you referring to implicit or explicit political renderings in a work? Add some more to this since it is your idea and it would be great if you could read someone's article answering the questions you are interested in. Just a few more points, and this would be a powerful topic, leading to an excellent article. – danielle5775 years ago
This is a tough one. Some would argue that art and politics are very closely tied. A lot of literature today has underlying political themes. Basically any dystopia book is political in nature. It's trying to show you what happens if we believe in some sort of political construct or idea. I guess I'd be somewhere in the middle. If the political issue is central to the plot, well obviously keep it in. If the political issue brings nothing to the piece of art, then it's probably only going to alienate audience members for no reason. – Tatijana5 years ago
It depends on if the politics in the artwork deter the viewer from what the artist is trying to express. The content of the work can suffer because the viewer might concentrate more on the politics instead of the artwork itself. – CamilliaMaye5 years ago