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that.” Well, she was very reassured and we stuck to that
religiously. The last year or two, he could barely walk by
himself. He had a secretary who adored him and became
practically his nurse.
People's voices would soften when Harry came along
because you recognized a gentleman when you saw one. He
was one of the many nice people that we've had at Random
Would you think that a painstaking editor, as he was,
is still valuable today? I mean, I've heard criticism that
many editors really don't take the time...
...and that this is an art that had been lost to a
True, true. Now we still have Albert Erskine, but
he is one of the older editors now. It's hard to find
excellent young editors today, though we have several
promising ones. Most authors don't really like editors who
make them hew the line.
Maybe they should though.
Yes. But there's a fault connected with this. Many
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