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"If proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go."

That's Elmore Leonard, quoted here in Olen Steinhauer's piece about Leonard's new novel, Raylan. Here's the fuller quote:Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the ­narrative.I like it. Steinhauer, though, doesn't. Or at least he's torn by it:Jazzy prose that occasionally lets go of “proper usage” is Leonard’s trademark.
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