Re: RARA-AVIS: Cain / Camus
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 14:55:13 +0000 Camus/Cain Questioners:

Perhaps the Camus connection you all are looking for is to be found in
Camus's book of essays, The Rebel. (Can't give you the essay name
because it's packed up somewhere for an imminent move.) THere's an
essay on American literature in which he mentions liking hardboiled, and
mentions Hammett by name I think. Don't recall if Cain comes up. I've
heard lots of stories about Camus liking this or that hardboiled author,
but these stories are hard to verify by reading what he wrote. The
essay in The Rebel is as close as I've come.

Elliott Vanskike

PS: I've been here all along--just haven't weighed in for about 7

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