Re: RARA-AVIS: westner vs noir, cowboy vs private eye

Date: 05 Jul 2009

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    In a message dated 7/5/09 11:49:48 AM, writes:

    > So Im 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

       Hammett once said that the private eye is the cowboy brought to the city. In the early days of Black Mask magazine westerns were published alongside crime stories. Erle Stanley Gardner wrote a series called Whispering Sands
    (some of his best work) that are westerns set in the desert of the early 1920s.

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