Friday, December 15, 2006

A Copy of a Copy of a Copy


I was watching
a Hunter S. Thompson profile called, Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride, and there's a part where Thompson talks about typing out whole sections of novels from Hemingway, Faulkner and Fitzgerald. His motivation, says a friend on the program, was because, "I just want to feel what it feels like to write that well."

Thompson later described it as almost like performing a piece of music.

This process, apparently, has a healthy history. And a present, it seems.

I may have to try it out sometime.

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