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Entries from November 2012

Things

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

 

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The difficult years

November 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“At a certain age the men writers change into Old Mother Hubbard.  The women writers become Joan of Arc without the fighting.  They become leaders.  It doesn’t matter who they lead.  If they do not have followers they invent them.  It is useless for those selected as followers to protest.  They are accused of disloyalty.  […]

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Things

November 29th, 2012 · No Comments

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Filling the trough

November 29th, 2012 · No Comments

“It is only by hazard that a writer makes money although good books always make money eventually.  Then our writers when they have made some money increase their standard of living and they are caught.  They have to write to keep up their establishments, their wives, and so on, and they write slop.  It is […]

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People

November 28th, 2012 · No Comments

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Fearful scribes angling for academic posts

November 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“Writers should work alone.  They should see each other only after their work is done, and not too often then.  Otherwise they become like writers in New York.  All angleworms in a bottle, trying to derive knowledge and nourishment from their own contact and from the bottle.  Sometimes the bottle is shaped art, sometimes economics, […]

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People

November 27th, 2012 · No Comments

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Getting out of your own way

November 27th, 2012 · No Comments

“The way to paint is as long as there is you and colors and canvas, and to write as long as you can live and there is pencil and paper and ink or any machine to do it with, or anything you care to write about, and you feel a fool, and you are a […]

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People

November 26th, 2012 · No Comments

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They can’t

November 26th, 2012 · 4 Comments

“Writing is a form of therapy. Sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in the human situation.” — Graham Greene, Ways of Escape

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People

November 25th, 2012 · No Comments

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Blow the factory whistle, storm the palace gates

November 25th, 2012 · No Comments

“The great thing is to last and to get your work done and see and hear and learn and understand; and write when there is something that you know; and not before; and not too damned much after.  Let those who want to save the world if you can get to see it clear and […]

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People

November 24th, 2012 · No Comments

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Even worse than a head for figures

November 24th, 2012 · No Comments

“Too much honor destroys a man quicker than too much of any other fine quality.” – Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon

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People

November 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2012 · No Comments

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The great turkey shoot

November 21st, 2012 · 2 Comments

“Killing cleanly and in a way which gives you aesthetic pleasure and pride has always been one of the greatest enjoyments of a part of the human race.  Because the other part, which does not enjoy killing, has always been the more articulate and has furnished most of the good writers we have had a […]

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People

November 20th, 2012 · No Comments

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Populating the work

November 20th, 2012 · 5 Comments

“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters.  A character is a caricature.  If a writer can make people live there may be no great characters in his book, but it is possible that his book may remain as a whole; as an entity; as a novel.  If the people […]

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People

November 19th, 2012 · No Comments

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A double shot of Mr. Molotov’s cocktail

November 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“After one comes, through contact with its administrators, no longer to cherish greatly the law as a remedy in abuses, then the bottle becomes a sovereign means of direct action.  If you cannot throw it at least you can always drink out of it.” – Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon

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People

November 18th, 2012 · No Comments

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Licensed to thrash

November 18th, 2012 · No Comments

“Where you see gratuitous cruelty most often is in police brutality; in the police of all countries I have ever been in, including, especially, my own.” – Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon

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Things

November 17th, 2012 · No Comments

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After all this, won’t you give me a smile

November 17th, 2012 · No Comments

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Any way you look at it

November 17th, 2012 · No Comments

“All stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.  Especially do all stories of monogamy end in death, and your man who is monogamous while he often lives most happily, dies in the most lonely fashion.  There is no lonelier man in death, […]

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Things

November 16th, 2012 · No Comments

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Keeping it real

November 16th, 2012 · No Comments

“If a man writes clearly enough any one can see if he fakes.  If he mystifies to avoid a straight statement, which is very different from breaking so-called rules of syntax or grammar to make an effect which can be obtained in no other way, the writer takes a longer time to be known as […]

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Things

November 15th, 2012 · No Comments

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What security, indeed

November 15th, 2012 · No Comments

“I ask you what confidence you would have in a Court thus constituted—a Court composed of partisan Judges, appointed on political grounds, selected with a view to the decision of questions in a particular way, and pledged in regard to a decision before the argument, and without reference to the peculiar state of the facts. […]

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