October 15, 1923
In abortion, the person who is massacred, physically and morally, is the woman.
Of course, I'm of the generation that grew up with Hemingway and Faulkner as strong influences.
I do not understand how you can associate abortion with an idea of hedonism or the good life.
Writers divide into those who write biting their nails and those who don't. Some writers write licking their finger.
Classics are books which, the more we think we know them through hearsay, the more original, unexpected, and innovative we find them when we actually read them.
The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him.
I am more and more convinced that literature is made up of works, genres, schools, discussions, problems, collective work in order to solve certain problems.
The Classics are those books which constitute a treasured experience for those who have read and loved them; but they remain just as rich an experience for those who reserve the chance to read them for when they are in the best condition to enjoy them.