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Quotation by Raymond Chandler
It is wrong to be harsh with the New York critics, unless one admits in the same breath that it is a condition of their existence that they should write entertainingly about something which is rarely worth writing about at all.
Raymond Chandler (1888–1959), U.S. author. Letter, 7 May 7, 1948, to Harper's Magazine editor Frederick Lewis Allen. Quoted in Raymond Chandler Speaking (1962).
In contrast, Chandler declared, "the great critics, of whom there are piteously few, build a home for the truth."
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