Re: RARA-AVIS: Ross Macdonald's influence

From: Marc Seals (
Date: 29 Nov 2004

Has the idea of GATSBY as a PI novel already been explored? I am giving a paper on that topic at the Eighth International F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference on Long Island this April, and I would look pretty silly if I discussed the idea without at least acknowledging earlier scholarship... of which I have found little.


----- Original Message ----- From: "David White" <>

I think if you look, any story dealing with secrets with the past, sins of the father, in the PI format, you can look to two things. Ross MacDonald and THE GREAT GATSBY (which of course influenced MacDonald.)


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