Re: RARA-AVIS: marlowe's character

From: George Upper (
Date: 24 Apr 2002

Miker wrote:
> > i was surfing the web looking for chandler sites
> and i came on this
> one
> > that had literary analysis and criticism and this
> lady had written an
> essay
> > and quoted a bunch of stuff from _farewell my
> lovely_ which
> essentially
> > pegged marlowe as a closet homosexual.

My favorite response to this is from Robert P. Parker.
 I'm too lazy too look it up, so this is going to be a paraphrase, but it will be true to the spirit, if not the letter.

Spenser and Hawk are working out in a gym (Henry Cimoli's, no doubt). Spenser says to Hawk (I don't remember why): "I just read a book by a guy named Fielding that says that guys like us are repressing homo-erotic tendencies." Hawk: "Doin' a damn good job of it, too."


"If you don't give a heck about the man with the Bible in his hand, just get out the way, let the gentleman do his thing."

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

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