Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Donald Westlake and the origin of Parker

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 06 Jan 2009

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    On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 10:26 AM, ciocc999 <> wrote:

    > sherwood anderson. hemmingway owes everything to him.

    No question that Anderson had a tremendous impact on Hemingway, but I'd hardly say that Hemingway owes "everything" to him. Don't forget Ring Lardner, Dos Passos, Gertrude Stein, *The Kansas City Star's *reporter's style book, Fitzgerald, and of course, that editor of editors, Max Perkins at Scribner's. Hell, don't forget Mark Twain while you're at it. I'm pretty sure I'm leaving out a lot of others, including the French and Russian writers he read while working in Paris in 20s.

    Every writer has their influences. It doesn't change the fact that Hemingway was a great writer, with a canon anyone could be proud of.

    All the Best-


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