Wow! When the Library of America announced that they were
doing their Chandler collection there was much discussion by
academics as to whether or not he was "worthy" of the
respect. And whether crime fiction had a place in the lofty
world of lit-rit-ture.
Now I'm realizing it was Chandler that went slumming on that
wafer thin paper stock with the fancy-schmanzy end papers and
high falutin heavy duty cover.
Didn't Hammett recently receive similar rough treatment from
LOA? The fiends!
Gosh, I hope the Library of America doesn't desecrate any
more of our favorite RARA-AVIS authors.
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