Friday, August 12, 2011

Last year I was a Woolf junkie and this summer it has been Hemingway...

"On Writing" is an amazing little book. I have tucked it in baskets and bags and carried it around all summer. I have renewed it over and over and want to steal it from the library.

" I believe that basically you write for two people; yourself to try to make it absolutely perfect; or if not that then wonderful. Then you write for who you love whether she can read or write or not and whether she is alive or dead."
                                                     -to Arthur Mizener
                                                     selected letters, p. 694


Deb Rox said...

I love his letters, especially to Fitzgerald. They remind me of blogging. I'm going to stop by your house someday and pick you up for a pilgrimage to his house Key West, it's a plan.

Lori said...

love that quote!

Missy | Literal Mom said...

I did my senior thesis on Hemingway and ran with the bulls the summer after graduating from College. To say he's one of my favorites is an understatement!

Elizabeth @claritychaos said...

*heart pang*


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