CHAT: Sax Rohmer et al.
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 8, 2000, 22:19|
Didn't he also write "The Green Eyes of Bast"? Same un-PC cliches etc., but
with an Egyptian background. I recall enjoying it around age 12.
I suspect S.J.Perelman aped his style on more than one occasion. _Dacoit_
was a favorite word.
Lovecraft phase: I always liked the Cthulhu stuff, and, living in Boston at
the time, found "Pickman's Model" appropriately scary. Years later I read
his "novel" (posthumous? title forgotten), basically a recounting of the
adventures of a Human amongst a variety of Demons and Ghouls. Gag-making,
save for one memorable line: "...but a ghoul's a ghoul, for all that, and
no fit company for a Man."
Not quite this genre, but I wonder if anyone else has ever discovered Amanda
McKitrick Ros, latish 19th C. British. She never let one word suffice where
two or more would fit, and used alliteration to a fare-thee-well. One
remembered title: Delina Delaney. Another: (someone someone) Bastard
Critic-- she didn't like critics, I wonder why? Heroines were forever
taking to their "couch of rest", and one donned "the loose linen of lengthy
lore". A total hoot. Chollie: I know these are (or were, 40-plus years
ago) in the Harvard libraries, in case you need any chuckles.
I should search the Web for her-- but meanwhile, I'll bet someone will
produce a URL..........