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palm tree, palm tree, palm tree

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“The lean days of determination. That was the word for it, determination: Arturo Bandini in front of his typewriter two full days in succession, determined to succeed; but it didn’t work, the longest siege of hard and fast determination in his life, and not one line done, only two words written over and over across the page, up and down, the same words: palm tree, palm tree, palm tree,  a battle to the death between the palm tree and me, and the palm tree won: see it out there swaying in the blue air, creaking  sweetly in the blue air. The palm tree won after two fighting days, and I crawled out of the window and sat at the foot of the tree. Time passed, a moment or two, and I slept, litte brown ants carousing the hair on my legs.”

John Fante. Ask The Dust.

* Thank you Duccio for urging me to re-read Fante, in LA.

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WILDER: ‘Say Iz, how would it be if the husband …?     I don’t like it.’
DIAMOND: ‘I don’t like it either’

extract from Michel Ciment’s interview with Wilder.