For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.
You see, I am trying in all my stories to get the feeling of the actual life across - not to just depict life - or criticize it - but to actually make it alive. So that when you have read something by me, you actually experience the thing. You can't do this without putting in the bad and the ugly as well as what is beautiful.
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.
I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.
DOB - July 21, 1899