RARA-AVIS: Passports, please

From: billha@ionet.net
Date: 04 Sep 2001

Hence my suggestion that he's a hybrid, neither unmistakably British nor unmistakably American, but almost always unmistakably Chandler. Hence my crack about breaking out the hyphens.

I rather like this suggestion. I read somewhere that Chandler was keenly aware that he might be too "English" to write American idiom successfully--hence long stints in hotel lobbies, bars, etc. to get it right. Course the result was a style that is neither strictly American or English--something unique, that might not have evolved otherwise.

Bill Hagen

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