Re: RARA-AVIS: Passports, please...

From: George Upper (
Date: 31 Aug 2001

<> wrote:
> Hmmmm... I have no idea, though I guess a case could
> be made. After
> all, sometimes in a burst of flagwaving silliness, I
> think of
> Margaret Millar and Ross Macdonald as Canadian
> writers.

I recall reading somewhere the theory that Chandler had picked up his "mean streets" line from a British writer while in London. I *think* the writer may have been Chesterson, but I certainly could be wrong about that.


===== George C. Upper III, Editor The Lightning Bell Poetry Journal

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