Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 10:25:43 -0500
From: Robert Kelly kelly[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BARD.EDU
Subject: Re: John Dickson Carr and canoodle

Carr, though indeed born in America, spent many years ---thirty at least--
in Britain, writing the greatest of his work there, and his texts are
interesting studies of 'mid-Atlantic' dialect--- his lovers canoodle, yes,
but his heroes are often young Americans, so Carr can weave his natural
language through the stiffer acquired dialect. Interesting that what many
regard as the greatest of all his books (The Burning Court) is in fact set
in Pennsylvania...

Robert Kelly
Division of Literature and Languages, Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson NY 12504
Voice Mail: 914-758-7600 Box 7205

On Sat, 21 Feb 1998, Mike Salovesh wrote:

Laura Johnson wrote:

I notice someone referred to John Dickson Carr in a paragraph about
British authors. This author was not British at all. He was from
Uniontown, Pennsylvania . . .

Yes, of course! My point was that his Great Detective, the one who used
the word "canoodle", was supposed to be British -- and his speech
peculiarities were supposed to be indicative of Britishisms.

At least that's the partial memory I'm trying to recover.

-- mike salovesh salovesh[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]
anthropology department
northern illinois university PEACE !!!