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December 7, 2011 | by

Raymond Chandler.

A cultural news roundup.

  • Bad sex.
  • Bad numbers.
  • Good books.
  • Children’s books.
  • A visit to St. Mark’s.
  • “Confessions of a Plagiarist.”
  • Unrest at the Eliot Prizes.
  • Upheaval at the NYPL.
  • Tensions over Civilization.
  • The case for porn.
  • The case for gossip.
  • Gossip Girl has always had an especially soft spot for scribblers—and not just for fleeting appearances.”
  • Jane Austen?
  • It’s not TV, it’s ... Faulkner?
  • “The very nicest thing Hollywood can possibly think of to say to a writer is that he is too good to be only a writer.” —Raymond Chandler


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    1. Joe Carlson | December 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      David Milch should start with something relatively modest like THE UNVANQUISHED, seven interconnected stories posing as a novel. Or make two films from the two unconnected stories posing as a novel in THE WILD PALMS, each of which might make a strong film. To start with a towering masterpiece like LIGHT IN AUGUST or ABSALOM, ABSALOM! — where Faulkner went to school on Conrad and took it to whole new levels — woud be madness. That said, a little madness at HBO might just be the ticket.

    2. derek | December 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      The “visit to St Marks” link links to another article about the bad sex awards?

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