RARA-AVIS: Hemingway and Faulkner

From: Dick Lochte ( dlock@ix.netcom.com)
Date: 22 Jul 2000

I think most of Chandler's printed comments about Hemingway were positive. Though there's one I vaguely recall that ends with ". . . and I'm too clumsy with a shotgun to lead the good life." Initially I mistakenly thought Chandler had written that after Hemingway's death and it struck me as pretty cold. Judging by Faulkner's bookshelves, he was a mystery fan, though not necessarily hardboiled mysteries. Had a lot of Nero Wolfe titles. He wrote a half-dozen mystery short stories about a Mississippi county attorney named Gavin Stevens who definitely resembles James Lee Burke's Texas lawyer Billy Bob Holland. They're collected in the book, "Knight's Gambit." Dick Lochte

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