Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: "Watching the Detectives" on Chandler/Marlowe

From: James Rogers (
Date: 21 Jul 2000

At 02:20 PM 7/21/00 -0400, Mark S. wrote:
>By the way, I had an English professor at the University of Maryland,
>C.C. Mish, the same one Pelecanos cites as having turned him on to
>hardboiled fiction, who argued that Chase's No Orchids for Miss Blandish
>was a rip-off of Faulkner's Sanctuary.
      I would agree with Professor Mish. I think the similarities are pretty striking.
      Though Faulkner is not a comfortable fit for HB, _Light In August_ and As I Lay Dying_ both share some of the same concerns with the genre in terms of subject matter and theme. Faulknetr seems to me to be a borderline case.


James Michael Rogers

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