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They wrote it this week: Why he regretted nicking Marie Antoinette’s head

Extracts from diaries and letters written between March 2 and March 8

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March 2

1948, New York

Went to N.Y. to a movie at night and came back and wrote 500-words at dawn. A beautiful blonde in the subway tried to make me and like a fool I assumed she was a $10-whore and didn’t check on it. Yet I’m sick and tired of being a subway-streetcorner romeo, as I seem to always be. Women! women! – and it’s always at night somewhere. Betimes the young poet met his fair one at a ball...

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