On 03/09/2010 19:13, Mark Sullivan wrote:
> That's the first place I read that advice. Lew Archer quotes part of
> it in one book, attributing it to a wise man from Chicago. James
> Crumley used that part as the epigraph of The Wrong Case, attributing
> it to Lew Archer (or Ross Macdonald, forget which).
Which is kind of ironic as Crumley actually knew Algren., who was teaching at Iowa when Crumley was there. I asked Crumley about Algren once - he said he was never taught by him, but they used to play poker, only it was kind of embarrassing as Algren was such a terrible poker player - his face always gave away exactly what he was thinking.
Has anyone here read Algren's posthumous novel The Devil's Stocking? It
was loosely based on the story of Hurricane Carter, I think. I have a
copy but have never read it.
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