Re: RARA-AVIS: Chandler and Maupassant

From: Marc Seals (
Date: 16 Mar 2004

Thanks! It's a work in progress. I am a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida. I hope to finish this year. Then, perhaps you will eventually find my dissertation published in book form at a university press near you! At least I hope so. It'd make tenure a lot easier....

 I don't think that the story reference is to Maupassant; William Marling suggests that it's more likely a reference to Somerset Maugham's "Mr. Know-all." If you've never read Marling, I think he's perhaps the best literary critic of the genre.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Robison" <>
> Hey! I read it too! Absolutely great stuff! Is this
> dissertation finished or a work in progress? I think
> I read in an earlier post that you wrote it a long
> time ago, but I can't remember. If you are still
> working it, you might want to mention Lola's reference
> to Maupassant's "The Necklace" in "Red Wind." Marlowe
> knew it. The parallel between the stories, as Lola
> notes, is worthwhile.

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