“There is something about the literary life that repels me, all this desperate building of castles on cobwebs…” Raymond Chandler


ain’t it the trut

BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD

“By the way, would you convey my compliments to the purist who reads your proofs and tell him or her that I write in a sort of broken-down patois which is something like the way a Swiss-waiter talks, and that when I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will remain split, and when I interrupt the velvety smoothness of my more or less literate syntax with a few sudden words of barroom vernacular, this is done with the eyes wide open and the mind relaxed and attentive. The method may not be perfect, but it is all I have.”

These are the words of the ever crabby, completely fabulous Raymond Chandler (thank you dear readers for introducing his books to me) in a letter to one of his editors at The Atlantic magazine.

Talking with William Kuhn last week had got me going on all…

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  • Edward-David Ruiz  On August 2, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Ponder: Why should a poet be a pedant? If so, there goes the spontaneity of it all. e/s

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