S. S. Van Dine Quotes

S. S. Van Dine Quotes: Giving full rein to one's cynicism as one goes along produces a normal outlet and maintains an emotional equilibrium.
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S. S. Van Dine Quote: Only, as long as we're going insane we may as well go the whole way. A mere shred of sanity is of no value.
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Quotes about S. S. Van Dine: A detective novel should contain no long descriptive passages, no literary dallying with side-issues, no subtly worked-out character analyses, no 'atmospheric' preoccupations. Such matters have no vital place in a record of crime and deduction. They hold up the action and introduce issues irrelevant to the main purpose, which is to state a problem, analyze it, and bring it to a successful conclusion. To be sure, there must be a sufficient descriptiveness and character delineation to give the novel verisimilitude.
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