Huh... I hated Confederacy Of Dunces.., i thought it was a one trick pony and the trick got very old after three chapters. Maybe I'll hate Wodehouse too, then. Thoughts?
For an instance Wilfred Allsop's face lit up, as that of the poet Shelley whom he so closely resembled must have done when realised that `blithe spirit' rhymes with `near it,' not that it does, and another ode as good as off the assembly line.
——Galahad at Blandings (1964)
It sounds as if you’ve never had any worries at all.
I’m rather blessed in a way. I really don’t worry about anything much. I can adjust myself to things pretty well.
He was also profoundly uninterested in politics and world affairs. When World War II broke out in 1939 he remained at his seaside home in Le Touquet, France, instead of returning to England, apparently failing to recognise the seriousness of the conflict. It is also said that his wife couldn't bear to leave their dog, Wonder. Subsequently the German military authorities in occupied France interned him (along with several other Englishmen in the same position) as an "enemy alien" according to the Geneva Convention. He was interned first in Belgium, then at Tost in Upper Silesia (now Toszek in Poland), of which he is recorded having said, "If this is Upper Silesia, one wonders what Lower Silesia must be like…"
Wodehouse's best work was done before Toole was born.
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