Re: RARA-AVIS: Twain & hb

From: Bob Toomey (
Date: 14 Feb 2000

Victoria Esposito-Shea wrote:

> I can't possibly be the first to think of this, but surely Twain is a stop
> in the journey to modern hardboiled, isn't he?

Hemmingway said, "all modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called 'Huckleberry Finn.'"

So it would probably be more correct to say that Twain wasn't a "stop" so much as the "start" on the journey to modern hardboiled fiction.


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