The Pursuit of Lew Archer

@article{Sacks1979ThePO,
  title={The Pursuit of Lew Archer},
  author={Sheldon Sacks},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  year={1979},
  volume={6},
  pages={231 - 238}
}
Long a disciple of Samuel Johnson, I acquired in my salad days sufficient wisdom to give over pursuing phantoms of hope. Indeed, with the inexorable increase of the number of gray hairs and of the flaccidity of mine ineluctable paunch, experience as well as the great Doctor has reinforced my absolute conviction that age can never perform the promises of youth. Equally absolute is my Johnsonian conviction that only a case of arrested development, some victim of permanent mental virginity, could… 
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