Re: RARA-AVIS: Hammett's women

Bob Toomey (
Tue, 26 Oct 1999 21:14:28 -0400

> By contrast, Chandler's women always seem to be either Saint or
> Devil, which matches the common male adolescent mode of perception.

Virgin or Whore, actually. Sex scared the hell out of Chandler who, in effect, married his mother. Adolescent indeed. Or kinky, depending on how you look at it.


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