I´m reading all of James Crumley to write a piece - presentation, essay,
whatever - om him for a Swedish book about noir and hard boiled crime
authors. The american private eye is/was always a relative to the american
cowboy but it seems to me that Crumley´s fiction is/was the closest to
western/cowboy novels that american noir crime novels will ever get.
So I´m thinking about the connection between the two - or the one -
genre(s), between american crime novels and the myth of the american western
and cowboy myth. Has there been anything written about this? Am I right? You
have any thoughts that can send me in the right direction when I start
writing? Any suggestion of other american crime writers who come close to
western cowboy novels - or writers of cowboy fiction who come close to crime
novels? Or anything!
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