Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: "Down these mean streets . . ."

From: Stewart Wilson (
Date: 31 Aug 2009

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    On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 7:44 PM, prosperena<> wrote:

    > For a discussion of the possible sources of Chandler's use of the
    > expression "mean streets," see T.R. Steiner's brief article, "The Origin
    > of Raymond Chandler's 'Mean Streets'" ANQ [American Notes & Queries] 7
    > (1994): pp. 225-27.
    > I don't think the full article may be viewed for free online but p. 225
    > may be viewed at (search on Author = Steiner, T R).

    It's freely viewable to Toronto Public Library members via the Gale literature resource center. I imagine other libraries offer the same service to members.


    Stewart Wilson
    Toronto, ON

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