Re: My-oh-my chickensoup swamis

Subject: Re: My-oh-my chickensoup swamis
From: Jim Rovira (
Date: Tue Jan 08 2002 - 16:41:17 GMT

heh. But Scottie's point is well taken, although I don't think it applies
as dramatically to Hamilton as the article makes it sound. His Salinger
bio was just the most recent and well known work he'd done. Of course an
obit writer would bring that to attention -- it's where readers would most
likely identify his name -- from hearing it on the news or seeing his
Salinger bio on the bookshelves at bookstores.

I agree with Scottie, though. It's good to let another author hold your
hand early on, but you need to let go and walk on your own eventually.
Writing is about what You have to say, or it's not really about much. Even
if you're writing criticism.


Cecilia Baader wrote:
> --- Scottie Bowman <> wrote:
> > I think. Come on, chaps. Get a life. Switch on
> > the processor & let's see what YOU are made of.
> > Without reference to Pencey or merrygorounds
> > or sweet little girls or my-oh-my chickensoup swamis.
> Your chickensoup swamis seem like a character from a Dr. Seuss book. "And
> the swamis were sipping their finger-licking chicken."
> Besides. What's with all this chappie nonsense? I think we need a little
> equal opportunity insulting around here, Herr Bowman. You're forgetting
> us girls.
> Regards,
> Cecilia.
> (And I'll have you know that references to merrygorounds is perfectly
> acceptable in your own work if you do it properly. I mean, say you're
> writing about clowns. Clowns need merrygorounds. Everybody knows it.)
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