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William E. Wallace

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in Placerville, California, The United States
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Author William E. Wallace grew up in an eight-by-thirty-five-foot Kitt trailer house, the son of working class parents who followed jobs all over the Western United States.

He got his public education in Vallejo, Pollock Pines, Vacaville, Sacramento, Placerville, Monterey and Tracy, California, and in Denver, Derby, Rifle and Grand Junction Colorado. As a child he was surrounded by his parents' true crime pulps and paperback novels and became an avid reader of pulp fiction and adventure comics who collected his first rejection slips for stories he submitted to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Astounding, Amazing Stories and Fantastic as a high school student.

He served as a linguist and intelligence analyst in the U.S. Navy durin
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When you think about it, the best known pulp writers are largely men: Mickey Spillane, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Jim Thompson.

This fact was raised by Juliet Blackwell ("Home for the Haunting," "A Vision in Velvet") during the panel "Pulp and Beyond" at Left Coast Crime in Monterey, California March 19-23.

Obviously, there are women currently working in the pulp crime genre. Holly We... Read more of this blog post »
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Jonathan Swift
“take a strict view of their excrements, and, from the colour, the odour, the taste, the consistence, the crudeness or maturity of digestion, form a judgment of their thoughts and designs; because men are never so serious, thoughtful, and intent, as when they are at stool...”
Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels

Adam Gopnik
“Writing well isn't just a question of winsome expression, but of having found something big and true to say and having found the right words to say it in, of having seen something large and having found the right words to say it small, small enough to enter an individual mind so that the strong ideas of what the words are saying sound like sweet reason.”
Adam Gopnik, Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life

William Shakespeare
“A beastly ambition, which the gods grant thee t'
attain to! If thou wert the lion, the fox would
beguile thee; if thou wert the lamb, the fox would
eat three: if thou wert the fox, the lion would
suspect thee, when peradventure thou wert accused by
the ass: if thou wert the ass, thy dulness would
torment thee, and still thou livedst but as a
breakfast to the wolf: if thou wert the wolf, thy
greediness would afflict thee, and oft thou shouldst
hazard thy life for thy dinner: wert thou the
unicorn, pride and wrath would confound thee and
make thine own self the conquest of thy fury: wert
thou a bear, thou wouldst be killed by the horse:
wert thou a horse, thou wouldst be seized by the
leopard: wert thou a leopard, thou wert german to
the lion and the spots of thy kindred were jurors on
thy life: all thy safety were remotion and thy
defence absence. What beast couldst thou be, that
were not subject to a beast? and what a beast art
thou already, that seest not thy loss in
transformation!”
William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens

William Shakespeare
“Lear Act IV, Scene 6



Why dost thou lash that whore? Strip thy own back.
Thou hotly lusts to use her in that kind
For which thou whipp'st her. The usurer hangs the
cozener.
Through tottered rags small vices do appear;
Robes and furr'd gowns hide all. (Plate sin with gold,
And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks;
Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw does pierce it.

Lear Act IV, Scene 6


Get thee glass eyes;
And, like a scurvy politician, seem
To see the things thou dost not.

Lear Act IV, Scene 6”
William Shakespeare

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