Gilford's okay, except that he thinks Hemmingway is great literature.
And you don't?
He's a fisherman. The most overrated writer of the century. I mena, man he is the perfect American Author - fat, violent, drunk.
Maybe you're confusing his life with his work.
A writer's life is his work. Jack Kerouac doesn't have to kill a bull to have soething to write about. I mean, man, he's out there burning, feeling, grooving on life.