I haven't read it in 20 or 30 years either, but as I recall the "horseman"
is nothing to do with the Mounties. He's a fellow Jewish Montrealer the
protagonist has turned into a romanticized hero in his imagination.
On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 11:45 AM, gsp.schoo@MOT.com <
> Yes Sandra, I read it back in the olden days of the 70s, which explains
> I guess my fading memory. But the snippets that have come back to me suggest
> that the protagonist fantasized himself as a white-knight Mountie, a symbol
> perhaps of the integration of St. Urban's ghettoized Jews into mainstream
> Canadian society. Of course this memory might itself be a flashback from my
> drug-addled 60s, if only I'd inhaled, but if it is correct then it is my
> first memory of "horseman" being used in reference to the Mounties. Are
> there any other old timers out there with their wits about them still who
> can verify or dispute this?
> MrT: "Watch out, here come the horsemen!" sounds more like the cavalry in a
> John Wayne western than something anyone would say about the Mounties.
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> Ruttan <sandraruttan@...> wrote:
> > Wow - no idea. I'd have to track that down again. But if it is a
> > reference, it validates the idea of it being an outdated term, as I
> > think that was originally out in the early 70s, wasn't it?
> There's a certain poetry to it... Watch out, here come the horsemen!
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