> 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
> and cowboy myth. Has there been anything written about this? Am I right?
Richard Slotkin discusses some of this in his GUNFIGHTER NATION.
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