the melt-down

Hemingway
when he couldn’t write
creatively
went to writing
letters

but
the letters were not
very
good

yet
most writers are this
way:
it is usually
discouraging
to read the letters
of a writer
after you’ve read his
works

yet
almost always
it’s still better
to read the
letters
than to meet
the writer
in
person.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1986
Source
Original manuscript