Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Hammett or Chandler

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 02 Dec 2003

Bill says:

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

The free agent is more attractive to the national psyche than the employee. The Op. is not a total hack, though; he has his ideas of good, bad and grey. I would not say he is uniformly cynical.

Best, and it's always a pleasure to discuss Hammett, an enigmatic man.


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