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The perfect detective story cannot be written. The type of mind which can evolve the perfect problem is not the type of mind that ...
Bolkenstein, a Minister, was speaking on the Dutch programme from London, and he said that they ought to make a collection of diar ...
What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of order.
The cinema, like the detective story, makes it possible to experience without danger all the excitement, passion and desirousness ...
... no book ... ever competed with the Bible. The story of Ruth was better than Ramona, and the poetry of Job was better than Long ...
The short story is at an advantage over the novel, and can claim its nearer kinship to poetry, because it must be more concentrate ...
What is a novel? I say: an invented story. At the same time a story which, though invented has the power to ring true. True to wha ...
When I read a story, I relive the moment from which it sprang. A scene burned itself into me, a building magnetized me, a mood or ...
... into the novel goes such taste as I have for rational behaviour and social portraiture. The short story, as I see it to be, al ...
I am dead against art's being self-expression. I see an inherent failure in any story which fails to detach itself from the author ...
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