Re: RARA-AVIS: Heaven, I'm in ... Playboy?

From: Bob Toomey (
Date: 10 Feb 2000

Juri Nummelin wrote:
> > As for D. H. Lawrence and "the great wrong place," check out his STUDIES
> > IN CLASSIC AMERICAN LITERATURE. And that's where you'll find out that
> > Natty Bumppo is the true ancestor of Mike Hammer.
> He's the true ancestor of almost every private eye.
Still, it's hard to take Cooper seriously after reading Mark Twain's
"Fennimore Cooper's Literary Offenses." Actually, a lot of more recent writers would benifit from Twain's comments. A copy of the essay can be found here:


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