Re: Re: RARA-AVIS: john d macdonald

From: James Rogers (
Date: 29 Nov 2000

-----Original Message----- From: <> To: <> Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 5:34 PM Subject: RE: Re: RARA-AVIS: john d macdonald

>Found myself wondering...What other series' detectives compare themselves
>knights in a romance, suggesting something like a high chivalric code
    Well, it was a little hokey when Chandler did it and over the top hokey when Big Mac did it.....but of course Hammett enunciated the code aspect pretty well in _Red Harvest_ and _Maltese Falcon_. I wouldn't be surprised, though, if you could drum up a story where Race Williams got explicit on the
"knight" metaphor.


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