Quick post today – slowly reading through the Paris Review Interviews, and came across this great, slightly catty, bit from Rebecca West (who was interviewed by Marina Warner):
MW: Do you do many drafts?
RW: I fiddle away a lot at them. Particularly if it’s a fairly elaborate thing. I’ve never been able to do just one draft. That seems a wonderful thing. Do you know anyone who can?
MW: I think D. H. Lawrence did.
RW: You could often tell.