>I would not list that at all except that I am a writer (two short stories
>published so far) and your work has inflenced my mine greatly. As such you
>a bit of a hero to me, and I confess to being a bit weak-kneed at the thought
>of writing to you.
Sometime at a convention remind me to tell about how I was when I first met
Kirk Douglas. Or Norman Corwin, of whom you speak later....
>I have been studying collections of your posts through the Babylon 5
>process and I noticed you mentioning Norman Corwin as one of YOUR major
>influences. My local library does not have any of his works, so I must find
>the books to buy.
Most of Norman's books are out of print at this point in time, though some can
be found on Ebay.
My best recommendation to you is to go to the following site:
This site has some of his most seminal work in radio drama available for sale,
ranging from very early to very recent; you can also purchase his scripts to
some of these productions.
Understand that Norman is a writer's writer. He has a mastery of language and
image and dialogue that is utterly beyond anything I could ever hope to
achieve. This is a man who has been a primal source of inspiration for people
like Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Ray Bradbury, Charles Kuralt, Carl
Reiner, Rod Serling and hundreds of others.
I would particularly recommend to you "13 by Corwin" and "On a Note of
He is a poet, a statesman, an asker of questionsk, a modern Jeremiah...trust me
on this one: without exaggeration, he's one of the best writers of the 20th
(and still going in the 21st) century.
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