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  •  I read two collections of his short stories (5+ / 0-)

    and found a lot to enjoy there. From what I've read about his work, most of the best of it was in his stories, because he had a colorful imagination and a natural flow at storytelling, but never put in the hard work necessary to shape a satisfying novel.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Mon May 26, 2014 at 03:26:37 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks, that's the impression I got too. (4+ / 0-)
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      Brecht, Anna M, RiveroftheWest, Ahianne

      According to Wikipedia he was incredibly prolific ... partly because he was the kind of lucky jerk we all envy, who could write first drafts of incredible quality, but then seldom rewrote them after than.

      He also wrote everything with quill pens he made himself, from duck feathers he found on his property, and he always had to write while sitting on a certain crumpled old hat.  I wish I could have met him!

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