Re: RARA-AVIS: Hemingway, Hammett, Chandler and Parker

Date: 15 May 2002


Re your comment below:

> I'm not familiar with J.F. Cooper, and after
> re-reading 'Red Harvest', I
> think the similarities between Spenser and
> Hammett's Continental Op are
> even more striking. Spenser, while wry in his
> assessments of the human
> condition, just isn't as bitter as Marlowe. It
> could just be me, though.

Didn't Spenser appear in his own version of RED HARVEST. I think it was called PALE KINGS AND PRINCES. Cocaine dealer rather bootlegggers, but the same basic "town-tamer" plot (though not as well done).


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