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

From: Gonzalo Baeza (gbaeza@gmail.com)
Date: 05 Jul 2009

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    Here's a nice article on the Whispering Sands series:

    http://www.gwthomas.org/gardener.htm

    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, ejgorman99@... wrote:
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    > In a message dated 7/5/09 11:49:48 AM, bengt@... writes:
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    > > 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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