Quite a read if you like nausea with your morning coffee. washingtonpost.com/outlook/i-read…
“I know this because I've seen his whole career up close — going through all of his drafts and scribblings, his psychological and physical cutting-room floor that exists in the 56-box, 57-year personal archives he has been curating since 1980 at Princeton University....
....According to the staff at Firestone Library's rare-books wing, I'm the first person to read Allen's collection — the Woody Papers — from cover to cover, and from the very beginning to the very end, Allen drips with repetitious misogyny.”
“He would rather talk about his art and his fiction than his life or his culture. But behold how quickly his writing veers in a draft of "My Apology," a short story: "Of all the famous men who ever lived, the one I would most like to have been was Socrates....
.... Not just because he was a great thinker, because I have been known to have some reasonably profound insights myself, although mine invariably revolve around two eighteen year old cocktail waitresses and some rope handcuffs."
“Reclusive by nature, Allen did lodge a complaint about the Weinstein moment, warning the BBC about "a witch hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer."

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