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Excellent essay. I always tell people that Gilbert S. was my secret weapon at SF State in then mid to late 1960s. Though it's mainly as a critic, the pieces are collected Something Said. I loved The Sky Changes when I read it, which must have been around the time it was published. In fact, it was Robert Duncan, of all people, who put onto the book. I even have a dim recollection of blurbing the original edition. You might like to check out my blog (woodyhaut.blogspot.com), though it's mainly dedicated, though certainly exclusively, to noir fiction. For instance, in the entry Underground Critics of the 1960s (http://woodyhaut.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/depression-blues-edward-anderson.html).

Sam Byrd

Yes, this is wonderful. I'm really looking forward to reading what you have to say about the Pack of Lies trilogy. In the meanwhile, I'm off to re-read The Sky Changes.

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