Re: Father Figure (was Re: RARA-AVIS: Positions still open)

From: John Williams (
Date: 13 Aug 2008

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    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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