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Guy de Maupassant

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I started out very quiet and I beat Mr. Turgenev. Then I trained hard and I beat Mr. de Maupassant. Iíve fought two draws with Mr. Stendhal, and I think I had an edge in the last one. But nobodyís going to get me in any ring with Mr. Tolstoy unless Iím crazy or I keep getting better.
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Ernest Hemingway in The New Yorker (13 May 1950)

 
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