|Damon Runyon Omnibus
|New York : Blue Ribbon Books. 1940
|I read Damon Runyon whom I never, until this, read. He is good because of his style. I laughed more at him today than I did last night. His stories are artificial andstupid and weak. He would be much better without plot: the plot only spoils what he is saying. But in a story like "Blood Pressure," an ending is necessary because a lot of suspense is built up. However the surprise ending is no surprise; it is unimaginative, trite and a let-down. The rest of the story is very funny.There ought to be some way for Damon Runyon to write without those stupid plots to hang such good stuff on!
|Run to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 392
|Link to Merton's Copy
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