Malcolm Cowley, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1963
August 24, 1898|
Belsano, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
|Died||March 27, 1989
New Milford, Connecticut, US
It would have been the equivalent of Jackson Pollock's attempts to copy the Sistine Chapel.
Authors are sometimes like tomcats: They distrust all the other toms but they are kind to kittens.
Be kind and considerate with your criticism… It's just as hard to write a bad book as it is to write a good book.
They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much.