Re: RARA-AVIS: Hemingway and Chandler

From: Ray Skirsky (
Date: 21 Jul 2000

At 03:16 PM 7/21/00 -0400, you wrote:

>It [American style] has too great a fondness for the faux naif, by which
>I mean the use of a style such as might be spoken by a limited sort of
>mind. In the hands of a genius like Hemingway this may be effective . .
>. When not used by a genius it is as flat as a Rotarian speech.

If you like this style, I recommend Ring Lardner's "You Know Me Al." It's not HB, but it's hysterically funny.


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