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“I am a completely horizontal author. I can’t think unless I’m lying down, either in bed or stretched on a couch and with a cigarette and coffee handy. I’ve got to be puffing and sipping. As the afternoon wears on, I shift from coffee to mint tea to sherry to martinis.”

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source: The Paris Review Interviews, vol. I (New York: Picador, 2006), 28.

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notes: Originally published in Issue 16 of The Paris Review, 1957.

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