Saturday, August 02, 2008
It Would Shock You If You Didn't Expect It
Terry Teachout on Raymond Chandler's speaking voice:
    Only one recording of Raymond Chandler's speaking voice survives, a BBC interview conducted with Chandler in 1958 by none other than Ian Fleming. You can listen to it by going here. If you do so, you'll be staggered to learn that the creator of Philip Marlowe sounds...well, wimpy.
Not if you've read any of his letters or his biography. Fellow was a total anglophile prone to wearing gloves and not shaking hands because he thought it was barbaric. That he sounds more Capote than Hemingway is not surprising at all.

To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."