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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Raymond Chandler's Dark Absurdist Humor

And there was Aaron Klopstein. Who ever heard of him? He committed suicide at the age of 33 in Greenwich Village by shooting himself with an Amazonian blow gun, having published two novels, two volumes of poetry, one book of short stories and a book of critical essays.

Raymond Chandler in Raymond Chandler Speaking, edited by Dorothy Gardiner and Kathleen Sorley Walker, 1962 


  1. Wow, an Amazonian blow gun! That's amazing! Just goes to show that Amazon really does sell EVERYTHING!

    :::::Nudge, nudge, wink, wink:::::