RARA-AVIS: Re: Macdonald, Gatsby, etc.

From: Jacques Debierue ( matrxtech@yahoo.com)
Date: 30 Nov 2004

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Moore"
<moorich2@a...> wrote:
<<That's a fair statement about Hammett. He had zero mercy and that made some stories more effective and others a bit empty. I think you are right that Macdonald brought compassion to the PI story, and that is a significant contribution.>>

But he wasn't alone in bringing compassion into his PI stories: Thomas Dewey and William Campbell Gault both followed a similar path (in the case of Gault, this wasn't the only path, Callahan vs. Puma, etc.)



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