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Our writers are full of cliches just as old barns are full of bats. There is obviously no rule about this, except that anything that you suspect of being a cliche undoubtedly is one and had better be removed.

Wolcott Gibbs

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An alcoholic and heavy smoker he died on Fire Island of a heart attack while reading proofs of his upcoming book More In Sorrow. known as "Tony" has written extensively about yachting and was an editor at The New Yorker for several years in the 1980s.

Gibbs wrote "Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind"; he concluded the piece "Where it all will end knows God!" He also wrote a comedy Season in the Sun which ran on Broadway for 10 months in 1950–51 and was based on a series of stories that originally appeared in The New Yorker. He is best remembered for his 1936 parody of Time magazine which skewered the magazine's inverted narrative structure.

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