RARA-AVIS: Re: Digest Number 1548

From: Jacques Debierue ( matrxtech@yahoo.com)
Date: 08 Jul 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
> Jim wrote:
> "Indeed, fascinated as he was with the literary possibilities of
> American colloquial language, Chandler actually went to the length of
> compiling his own dictionary of American slang just to be sure he was
> using it accurately in his work."
> Sidestepping the overall debate (for once), just wanted to point out
> that Chandler also seemed very proud that his term for death, "the big
> sleep," was became a colloquialism used by others.

Didn't he lift that metaphor from another writer? I have a vague memory of a quote (from Blake?).



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