> >This is a potentially stupid question.
> >A few days ago someone mentioned that Chandler did a very graceless parody
> >(?) of Hemingway in "Farewell, My Lovely". Now, I never read a word by
> >Hemingway, although I always meant to, but I did read Farewell. What
> >exactly was the Hemingway reference?
> As I recall, Marlowe refers to one of the corrupt cops as Hemingway.
> His partner asks what a Hemingway is. Marlowe says, "it's someone who keeps
> repeating the same thing over and over until you finally start to believe
> it's clever". Or words to that effect.
Bwah. I can't believe I missed it while actually reading the
I guess now I have to start catching up on my Hemingway. At least it's not
as hard to find in these parts as practically any piece of noir fiction.
--- No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity. But I know none, and therefore am no beast. -- Richard III
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