RARA-AVIS: Re: Ross Macdonald's influence

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 30 Nov 2004

>Hammett and Chandler represented major paradigms in
>the hardboiled genre, and I have no trouble seeing the
>strength of their influence. I see nothing even close
>to that in Ross Macdonald.

I think the compassion, sensitivity and growing social awareness of Lew Archer are definitely reflected in private eyes of the last thirty or so years like Dan Fortune, Elvis Cole, Spenser
(particularly the early novels), V.I. Warshawski, Dave Brandstetter and Pronzini's Nameless, among others. And Sue Grafton certainly cared enough about Macdonald to cast her series in Santa Teresa, Macdonald's name for Santa Barbara.



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