Re: RARA-AVIS: More Chandler stories

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 16 Mar 2004

miker wrote:

"Red Wind" is a beautiful bluesy piece. . . . It starts out with his oft-quoted passage about the hot dry Santa Ana, and how it touches everyone with madness. It's all there, the cynicism, the simile, and the scenery.

I remember when Lou Grant read this passage to Mary on the Mary Tyler Moore Show as an example of great writing. Mary, still chafing from Lou's harsh criticism of her writing, said something like, He writes okay, about the weather.


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