Re: RARA-AVIS: Re:A Whiff of Sulphur...

From: Robert Elkin (
Date: 04 Dec 2007

Martk Harris wrote:
"if Chandler is that great himself (no argument from me there), then certainly he should be able to withstand any kind of insult. Consider the

sins (if they be sins) that have been committed against Shakespeare in the name of adaptation and updating. A purist could have issued a fatwa against

Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim, and Jerome Robbins for the "sacrilege" against "Romeo and Juliet" that is "West Side Story." But Shakespeare seems to have survived just fine (and so, for that matter, has the brilliant "West Side Story").

You sound like James M. Cain discussing the film/book of Postman.

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