Re: RARA-AVIS: Richard S. Prather

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 20 Aug 2002

<<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.>>

Yes, that may have had something to do with it. Why isn't anybody mentioning that now, though? Besides, he had done much of his best work *before* the infamous broadcasts. And the Nobel committee did not hesitate to give the award to staunch Stalinists if they had literary merit.

Think, however, of how Mark Twain was ignored. I suspect that the funny guys don't get respect. And the guys with gats aren't even considered.



"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." Mark Twain

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