Re: RARA-AVIS: Chandler on anonymous hardboiled narrators?

Date: 27 Aug 2003

<< Chandler's first PI character was a Chicago detective
 named Mallory >>

There's a footnote in Raymond Chandler Speaking that he changed Mallory to Marlowe on the advice of his wife. Good advice, I think. Mallory sounds effete.

I appreciate the further comments on namelessness. Anyone have any more?


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