Monday, July 24, 2006

Martha Gellhorn

"As for her work, Colette probably hit a nail on the head when she told Gellhorn: "You judge what you're doing even as you're doing it; that's fatal." In her journalism this didn't matter, but writing fiction she found it impossible to follow Hemingway's advice - "Stop thinking." Her consciousness had been raised too high, about everything, since infancy. The problem was: "When I start to think, I freeze.""

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