Re: RARA-AVIS: Cain & Hemingway

Staffars Serier (
Mon, 5 Apr 1999 22:48:28 +0200 >MT:
>Goodis and Thompson were also heavily influenced by Cain -- sometimes to
>excess. The million-yen question is: who influenced Cain? I would guess
>Hemingway, but there has to be more to it.

"I owe no debt, beyond the pleasure his books have given me, to Mr. Ernest
Hemingway, though if I did I think I should admit it, as I have admitted
various other debts, mainly in the realm of theory, that were real and
important, and still are." From Cain's introduction to "The

This was obviously a sore spot with Cain, as he then goes on for far too
long explaining why he wasn't influenced by Hemingway. Still and all, his
arguments mainly makes sense...

/Staffar Moberg


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