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November 05, 2011


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Great quote. Not sure whether I agree or disagree with the analysis but I would defend to the death Rex Stout's right to state it with such gusto. -- DL

A man so stout that he is eponymous and also famed for writing a Falstaffian detective can not be trusted when he speaks of the thin. Voltaire topples Rex, loi over roi. xoxjmh

I don't know Jennifer. I have a distrust of those who can't enjoy a meal with gusto or who are indifferent to food. And Rex Stout had an impressive record in life: a founder of the ACLU, a dedicated intellectual, and he ignored the HUAC when subpoenaed. Before writing novels, he invented a school banking system. Plus, his mystery novels are a blessing to anyone on a long flight in coach. Could be that Voltaire was the better writer, but man?

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"After You've Gone"
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of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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