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Thread #38530   Message #3289347
Posted By: GUEST,999
12-Jan-12 - 11:57 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name
I loved those stories, leeneia. My mother turned me onto Stout. I went looking for the old brownstone when I lived in NYC in the late 1960s. Never did find it. Wolfe was great, and I think I started reading his NW stories when I was about 13. I reread the even these days just to renew a 'friendship' with that fictional detective. The statements he got away with make me marvel to this day.

"Don't complicate matters by assuming for me a cupidity and corruption beyond the limits I have set for myself. You're suffering from an occupational disease. When an international financier is confronted by a holdup man with a gun, he automatically hands over not only his money and jewelry but also his shirt and pants, because it doesn't occur to him that a robber might draw the line somewhere."

There is a link to many of the stories and various quotations from those stories at

I just reread that link and it brings back so many memories. It's wonderful to meet another 'fan' of his. Thank you, leeneia.