Saturday, August 15, 2009

Big Shoulders, Manly Words, Womanly Deeds?

If you buy a hardback copy of One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko, as I almost did, you'll see that the inside flap blurb begins:
With the incisive pen of a newspaperman and the compassionate soul of a poet, Mike Royko was a Chicago institution . . .
Am I wrong, or is that exactly the wrong configuration? Wouldn't you want him to have the soul of a newspaperman and the pen of a poet? Especially in Chicago?

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