Which would certainly explain why that Nelson Algren line (from Walk
onthe Wild Side) about never sleeping wih a woman with more problems
thanyou ownfloats around so much in hardboiled. Lew Archer says it in
onebook, attributing it to a great man from Chicago, and James Crumley
attributes it to Lew Archer as the epigraph for The Wrong Case.
Which mis-attribution is odd really considering that Crumley used to
play poker with Algren at Iowa.
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