Re: RARA-AVIS: Ross Macdonald quote

From: Lawrence William Coates (
Date: 03 Dec 2009

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    MacDonald is obviously playing with the famous quote (attributed to Dostoevsky) "We all come out from Gogol's 'Overcoat'"

    I like the analogy, though. And I've enjoyed lately the threads for the titles of some south of the border noir to look up.


    On 12/3/09 9:07 AM, "Juri Nummelin" <> wrote:

    "We all came out from under Hammett's black mask." ? Ross MacDonald

    Has anyone ever done a caricature of this, with Chandler, Macdonald, Spillane and others crawling out under of a black mask, held by Dashiell Hammett?


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    Lawrence Coates
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Department of English
    Bowling Green State University

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