Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Letlander and Edward Lear

The Letlander looks a great deal better as a title on a cover page that has drawing by Edward Lear.  It's a drawing from the Owl and the Pussy-cat, that moment when the Owl offers to buy the ring from the end of the pig's nose, and it's a sad fact that your writer of pulp is rather fond of the Owl and the Pussy-cat poem except for the Runcible Spoon bit. Which in his opinion brings the whole poem to a grinding halt.

In negotiations with our hero, and in an off hand moment the suggestion was made that possibly Edward Lear's Owl and the Pussy-cat should be quoted somewhere in the pages of The Letlander. A difficult moment, our hero can on occasion appear totally irrational. "You've never folded a limerick napkin have you?" My answer was no. "Well when you have get back to me!"

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