Francis Scott Fitzgerald, "AUTHOR'S HOUSE", Esquire, Juillet 1936
Of course I must begin with an apology for writing about authors at all.
In the days of the old Smart Set Mencken and Nathan had a rejection
slip which notified the aspirant that they would not consider stories
about painters, musicians and authors—perhaps because these classes are
supposed to express themselves fully in their own work and are not a
subject for portraiture. And having made the timorous bow I proceed with