> So with a tip of my hat to the memory of my dear
late friend Ellen
> Nehr, I must report that Orrie Edwin Hitt (1916-1975) did not
> himself a paperback hack and was quite proud of his writing
> do appreciate and understand the basis of Juri's opinion.
Ah, it wasn't meant as an opinion. I've never really
understood why the word "hack" is viewed as degratory. Maybe
it's that I'm a foreigner and don't really grasp the tones of
all the words I use.
(And I've never read anything by Orrie Hitt, even though I've been interested in the sleaze genre. There are no Finnish translations, which may be the reason.)
But now I stand corrected. Thank you for very eloquent and
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