Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Hammett or Chandler

From: William Denton (
Date: 02 Dec 2003

On 2 December 2003, wrote:

: Actually, I find the Continental Op with his matter-a-fact toughness to
: be far more convincing than Philip Marlowe. Don't get me wrong, I love
: Chandler's romantic vision of the knight going down mean streets but I
: don't view that stylized world and character as more convincing.

Who would you rather be, though? I think Chandler's been so influential because we want to be Marlowe, not the Op.


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : : Caveat lector.

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