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Hoboe and Poboe I Think Mean the Same Thing

Holy shades of Arthur Flegenheimer’s famous last words! From something called the University of Paris 8, via Google Alerts, comes this web page devoted to my “Devlin” novel, Hostile Intent, written in some weird patois that would have made the late Dutch Schultz proud:

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Love the way it mingles the Progressive Era, Jesus, Jerusalem, the Lotto, the Bible, the Who, Vivaldi and Flaubert all in one paragraph. It continues in the same vein, concluding with this splendid peroration:

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Well, I’m glad we got that settled.  Meanwhile, for comparison, this excerpt from the Dutchman’s delirious deathbed interview, conducted in Newark City Hospital on Oct. 24, 1935, the day after he was gut-shot by Charles “the Bug” Workman in the men’s room of the Palace Chop House in what has to be gangland’s greatest rubout (and which forms the climax of my Owney Madden novel, And All the Saints):

Did you hear me? I would hear it, the Circuit Court would hear it, and the Supreme Court might hear it. Come on, pull me up, sir. All right. Cam Davis. Oh, please reply. N.R.A. If that aint the payoff. Please crack down on the Chinaman’s friends and Hitler’s commander. All right, I am sore and I am going up and I am going to give you honey if I can. Look out. We broke that up. Mother is the best bet and don’t let Satan draw you too fast…

If you haven’t read it, be sure to grab Paul Sann’s Kill the Dutchman, which reproduces Dutch’s strange farewell in its entirety. As the Dutchman famously observed, “a boy has never wept . . . nor dashed a thousand kim,” whatever that means. Must be a Madame Bovary thing.

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