But unless they take such drastic action, I fear they will be irksomely subjected to repeated instances of my inveterate competence. I am now in the process of assembling a thirty-sixth book, and it could appear as soon as early next year—nothing less than extensive selections from my blog! I may even try to get the book ready for the holiday season, so that diligent shoppers can bestow it upon their loved ones—although I suppose that for my enemies this would be equivalent to a piece of coal in their stocking.Well, it is as I feared: the decline of copy editing affects even major publishers, not just the small press.Back in the English language, an encyclopaedia entitled , edited by Scott Brewster and Luke Thurston (no relation to Francis Wayland Thurston, I trust! It contains my article on “Algernon Blackwood”—largely, in all honesty, a rehashing of part of my long article on Blackwood from (1990).
Then there’s Niels Hobbs, about as chalk-white a Nordic as one could ask for. Keene is blithely unaware of how his assertion can be flipped around and made to bite him in the posterior. Keene therefore prepared to admit that he is a racist? In fact, Niels Hobbs and I, long before our falling out, had already agreed that there need not be any such panel at the 2017 event, since we had had panels on the subject at the two previous conventions—.They exhibit the same dogmatism, intolerance, and touchiness as evangelical Christians of the Roy S.Moore sort; they cultivate the same sense of grievance and victimisation as rural folk resentful of their more prosperous compatriots in the cities; they congregate in a self-congratulatory echo chamber (just like the viewers of Fake—er, that is, Fox—News) in a desperate attempt to plug their ears against honest criticism; and, like our Twitter-obsessed “president,” they lash out hysterically at their opponents with abuse and insults, in the grotesque belief that such puerile taunts could actually wound their enemies instead of merely provoking derisive laughter at their own expense.Tremblay employs so frequently that the occasional correct usage (“as,” “as if” or “as though”) strikes one as some kind of accident.(The rule is based on the fact that “like” is purely comparative [“He looks like me”] and cannot be used to introduce a verbal clause.) One might as well retitle Shakespeare’s famous play as ), and the curious use of a period in the sentence “Kate. This latter usage is becoming increasingly common, but it is ridiculous to think of “Kate” as a complete sentence.