Shone on Wodehouse - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
Shone on Wodehouse|
He wrote over 100 novels in under 90 years, with minimum variation along the way, producing ink rather more in the manner of a squid than a writer.
--Tom Shone, "Wodehouse and Beckett: Their Secret Kinship Revealed", The New York Observer, Nov 22nd 2004
Current Mood: tired
Current Music: Philip Glass -- Mishima
|Date:||January 7th, 2005 02:04 am (UTC)|| |
In reference to the music -- is that as in Yukio Mishima?
My parents — especially my mother — like Wodehouse, but I was never drawn to his work (and have too small a sample to know of the variation).
|Date:||January 7th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)|| |
I'd like to meet the squid that could write, "Ice formed on the butler's upper slopes".
|Date:||January 7th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)|| |
Maybe "minimum variation along the way" is true, but what he did repeat was mostly original and funny, and occasionally quite outstanding and hilarious.
Not a squid. Perhaps an octopus. Writing 8 stories at the same time, and getting a little confused here and there. Not a squid.