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March 02, 2010

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I don't know if you read Kate Beaton's comics, but the last one on this page (http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=247) riffs amusingly on that cover.


I didnt know Kate Beaton, so thank you for that. I think the Ernest Jones gag works best; but the St. Clair McKelway cover I must have.


A follow-up to that: St. Clair McKelway was the subject of a long piece by Roger Angell in the New Yorker a couple of weeks ago (issue dated 15 February) - he was the New Yorkers managing editor in the Thirties, joined up during the war and was a senior PR officer for the air force. The subject of Angells article was a celebrated piece McKelway wrote about bombing raids on Japan, A Reporter with the B-29s. In the 1950s he confessed that the piece had been written during a comprehensive nervous breakdown: this was in another piece, entitled A reporter at wits end, which is also the title of a new anthology of his New Yorker writing. The book on Kate Beatons page, True Tales of Crime and Rascality, was a an earlier collection.


Irritatingly, the Angell piece laying all this out is behind a subscription wall.

That sounds really fascinating. I too really want that McKelway with the Gorey cover--unfortunately, it seems hard to get (there are lots of the original hardback on ABE, but very few of the paperbacks).


Oh, trust me, Ive already checked ABE out.

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