Companion in Exile: Notes for an Autobiography

Companion in Exile: Notes for an Autobiography

Companion in Exile: Notes for an Autobiography

Companion in Exile: Notes for an Autobiography

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I write this book in secret, locked away in a small hotel room at night and in the early hours of dawn in New York. While I write it I want to be hidden from the ever more audible turmoil of a wrathful world in travail. My eye and ear have grown for the moment too sensitive to the remotest events of this turbulent world. But now I must concentrate-to exaggerate a trifle, I may say I would hypnotize myself so as to hear nothing, to see nothing, perceive nothing but the dead friend concerning whom I now set down these lines.

This book is in fact what I call it on the title page: notes for an autobiography. It may well be so alarmingly frank, so excessively detailed -- down to trifles that for others will verge on sheer boredom -- that it will prove . . .

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