Re: RARA-AVIS: Richard S. Prather

From: Ray Skirsky (
Date: 20 Aug 2002

At 01:19 PM 8/20/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>Excellent interview with Prather. By the way, it is a
>scandal that the MWA has not made Prather a Grand Master.
>This neglect is similar to the way the literary
>establishment treated P.G. Wodehose, another master of
>irony and comedy. If justice had been made, Wodehouse would
>have been nobeled. Some people couldn't accept that a guy
>who makes you laugh can also be a great writer.

I suspect that in Wodehouse's case the widespread belief that he was a Nazi sympathizer had a lot to do with his not being on any honours list.


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