Re: RARA-AVIS: Blurb

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Sat, 16 Jan 1999 17:59:07 -0500 There is this gushing blurb on a bunch of Ross Macdonald's reprints from
the eighties:

"[The] American private eye, immortalized by Hammett, refined by
Chandler, brought to its zenith by Macdonald"

Today, I would not say that Macdonald is in the same class as the other
two, though there was a time when I believed the blurb and, apparently,
so did a lot of other critics. The passage of time can be harsh.


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