Re: RARA-AVIS: Cain and Hammett

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 05 Oct 2007

--- Robert Elkin <> wrote:

> Patrick:
> Well, your last sentence is something Spade himself
> says; as for the rest of it: maybe yes, maybe no
> [but interesting in any case]. One can form
> whatever opinion one likes based on the bare facts
> of the text, but in the end, the ambiguity refuses
> to go away. And such a thing makes it doubtful that
> any informed opinion, no matter how much one might
> disagree with it, could "miss the whole point," as
> you put it to KS.

Be that as it may, she does go off to jail, n'est-ce pas? If that doesn't answer the debate, I don't know what does.


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