Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Women Rewriting

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 29 May 2000

Mario Taboada wrote:

> I think it was James Cain -- who was also very influential with Goodis and
> Thompson (a critic once accused Thompson of being a Cain copycat without the
> talent).

You must mean Julian Symons and his "Bloody Murder", in which he says that Thompson is the best of the PBO writers, since the others all look the same.

> I will look up some references on Camus and try to get the influence game more
> or less straight. I'm sure that after a while it went both ways, in both
> literature and cinema.

Again: check James Naremore's "More Than Night". There the story is: modernism, Hammett, Gide, Camus, Sartre, Faulkner, Boris Vian, Serie Noire and the rest.


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