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  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison May 7, 2009 at 2:58 am .

    Old Hem probably was. Think Bogey in To Have and To Have Not. "You know how to whistle, don’t you?" says drop-dead gorgeous Bacall. "Just put your lips together and <I>blow</I>."<br /><br />I miss broken records—or the scratched ones, at least. That crackling evidence of long intimacy….

  2. William Michaelian
    William Michaelian May 6, 2009 at 12:56 am .

    Interesting. The Stein passage reminds me of a broken record in my great-aunt’s parlor, while Hemingway sounds like he’s trying to light a cigarette in a breeze.

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