Tuesday, June 27, 2006

"You need never worry about me turning into a walking dead"

The Telegraph reprints a personal letter by journalist Martha Gellhorn to Ernest Hemingway:

"... if such as me did not write, far worse people would do so. "

"I feel and act like a hard-working stenographer and I feel kind of happy about it in a grubby hard-working way. I do not think you need ever worry about me turning into a walking dead: on occasion, when with shits, I try very hard to throw weight around, since that is all they are impressed by, but am never very successful at it. And I'm not a walking dead, because it is a great big world and I love to walk about it and look at it..."