Re: RARA-AVIS: Cowboys and Hemingway

From: George Upper (
Date: 09 Sep 2001

--- Mario Taboada <> wrote:
> I am now convinced that Hemingway comes not from
> nowhere
> but from Twain. So the entire hardboiled thing has
> to go at
> least as far back as Twain. The more I read Twain,
> the more
> I am amazed at his scope, both intellectual and
> stylistic.
> Let's make him the Godfather of American hardboiled.

I am about to submit a paper that traces aspects of Southern detective literature--James Lee Burke and John D. MacDonald in particular--back to Poe through Twain.


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

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