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Thread #94186   Message #1823218
Posted By: catspaw49
30-Aug-06 - 11:38 PM
Thread Name: Poetry: Edgar A. Guest
Subject: RE: Poetry: Edgar A. Guest
I'm sorry to hear it survived Rita......***sigh***.......Now if it had been some Dorothy Parker writings, that would have been different!

I think she let Guest off lightly. She routinely sliced and diced Milne. When her column under the name "Constant Reader" reviewd Milne's "Pooh" she wrote, "Tonstant Weeder thwowed up." It was indeed of Milne's work that she quipped one of her most notorious, "This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force."