Lit Quotes – Raymond Chandler on Best-Sellers

Best-sellers “… are promotional jobs based on a sort of indirect snob appeal, carefully escorted by the trained seals of the critical fraternity, and lovingly tended and watered by certain much too powerful pressure groups whose business is selling books, although they would like you to think they are fostering culture.”

– from “The Simple Art of Murder” in The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler.

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