Which writer smoked away half his novel?
April 3, 2006 9:19 PM Subscribe
What literary critic is said to have used the only couple of his great work as rolling paper for his cigarettes?
posted by munyeca to Writing & Language (5 answers total)
Someone told me a story about a European writer who wrote his greatest work and printed two copies. One went off to the printing press, he kept the other at home. During WWII, the printing factory his copy went to was burnt down, but he didn't find out until he had used all but the last 50 pages of his book as rolling papers.
Any ideas on the identity of the writer or the authenticity of this story?