Books: Excerpt

Hemingway to Fitzgerald, 1934

"Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start . . . But when you get the damned hurt use it—don't cheat with it . . . About this time I wouldn't blame you if you gave me a burst. Jesus it's marvellous to tell other people how to write, live, die etc. . . . You see, Bo, you're not a tragic character. Neither am I. All we are is writers and what we should do is write. Of all people on earth you needed discipline in your work and instead you marry someone who...

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