Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Chandler at 120

“When a book, any sort of book, reaches a certain intensity of artistic performance it becomes literature. That intensity may be a matter of style, situation, character, emotional tone, or idea, or half a dozen other things. It may also be a perfection of control over the movement of a story similar to the control a great pitcher has over the ball.”
The author Raymond Chandler would be 120 today. J. Kingston Pierce has that story at The Rap Sheet and it’s here.


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