Just as Scott Fitzgerald was an edited version of “The Other Side of Paradise, Scott Fitzgerald, 40, Engulfed in Despair” by Michel Mok, first published in the New York Post, September 25 1936
“What are your plans at the moment, Mr Fitzgerald? What are you working on now?”
“Oh, all sorts of things. But let’s not talk about plans. When you talk about plans, you take something away from them.”
Fitzgerald left the room.
“Despair, despair, despair,” said the nurse. “Despair day and night. Try not to talk about his work or his future. He does work, but only very little – maybe three, four hours a week.”
We recommend to read the interview.