RARA-AVIS: Hammett v. Chandler: A Friend's Comment: Schneider

From: Todd Mason ( Todd.Mason@tvguide.com)
Date: 02 Dec 2003

Which makes Chandler easier to imitate, his "writerliness"...hence, in part, I'm sure, the more obvious influence he's had. TM

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Subject: RARA-AVIS: RC or DH? -- A Friend's Comment

A friend, to whom I conveyed my comments about Hammett and Chandler, answered with this observation:

"Chandler's atmospherics mesmerize, but Chandler's sense of evil is, at best, window-shopping. Dash has seen the furnace."

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