RARA-AVIS: Re: westerns

From: noblegasesuk (noblegasesuk@yahoo.com)
Date: 15 Nov 2010

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    Dennis Lehane on NPR's "To the Best of Our Knowlege"

    >>"You know the American private eye novel is just a continuation of the Western," he adds. "It's where the Western went when the bottom dropped out of the market for Westerns. So the private eye archetype has always been clearly that. There's no connection between the private eyes you see in fiction and real private eyes.<<


    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, sonny <sforstater@...> wrote:
    > http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-11-10/cormac-mccarthy-vs-larry-mcmurtry-best-western-novelist/full/
    > the articel linked above was interesting to me, but not so much for the specific "blood meridian"/cormac mccarthy vs. "lonesome dove"/larry mcmurtry as for a catalyst to wondering about western noir and/or hardboiled fiction.
    > the article mentions pete dexter and daniel woodrell. have westerns been talked about here much?

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