Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Los Angeles

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 06 Sep 2001

In a very interesting post, Kerry noted:

". . . the American attempt to outrun corruption by lighting out for the territories in hope of finding a fresh, clean place to begin again."

This is definitely a major part of the American mythos, especially the Western. So why wouldn't it also influence its heir, the PI novel?

As Horace Greeley put it: "Go West Young Man."

Or to phrase it more hardboiled, as Davey Crockett put it upon losing his last election: "Go to Hell. I'm going to Texas." The California of its day?


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