Write and post, write and post. Or not?
Should what you write be extemporaneous or patiently reviewed? By Roberto Vacca. (Translated into English by L. Pavese) It appears that Ernest Hemingway rewrote the last page of his novel A Farewell to Arms twenty-six times. To me that always seemed an exaggeration. The novel was good, but it wasn’t so very excellent to justify such perfectionist care. Nevertheless, I began to ask myself if there weren’t a relation between Hemingway’s compulsive reviewing and the fact that he was awarded the Nobel prize for literature. Victor Ricketts types in the cockpit of the de Havilland Comet, right before leaving for his record breaking 1938 round-the world-flight. I doubt he had much time to review what he wrote. Many decades later, in the introduction to his book The New Industrial State , John Kenneth Galbraith wrote: “My writing begins to appear spontaneous only after th