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

From: Bengt Eriksson / Media I Morron I Dag (
Date: 06 Jul 2009

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    Thanks all of you!

    John CaweltiŽs and Richard SlotkinŽs book I can borrow ftrom the Swedish library system so IŽll do that and read them as soon as possible.

    H.A. Derosso seems very interesting and also The Whispering Sands-series, IŽll try to read those as well. Leonard IŽve read of course, but mostly his crime novels (and some western I think long ago).

    Thanks again! Bengt

    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gonzalo Baeza" <> To: <> Sent: Monday, July 06, 2009 1:24 AM Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: westner vs noir, cowboy vs private eye

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

    --- In, ejgorman99@... wrote:
    > In a message dated 7/5/09 11:49:48 AM, bengt@... writes:
    > > So IŽm 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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